The Lady with the Dog: Theme & Analysis


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What are both Dmitri Gurov and Anna Sergeyevna guilty of in Chekhov's 'The Lady with the Dog'?

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1. What is the primary theme in 'The Lady with the Dog'?

2. In 'The Lady With the Dog', whom does Anna tell her husband she's seeing when she visits Dmitri in Moscow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz is designed to assess your understanding of one of Chekhov's most popular short stories called The Lady with the Dog. Some of the elements you will be tested on include the story's theme and the actions of the main characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions on this quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of:

  • What Anna and Dmitri in the story are guilty of
  • The primary theme in the story
  • Who does Anna say she's seeing when she visits Dmitri
  • Which character has the most experience with deception
  • Who decides to keep Ana and Dmitri's relationship a secret

Skills Practiced

With this quiz, you will be able to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you can draw out the most pertinent details from the related lesson on The Lady with the Dog
  • Information recall access what you've learned regarding the plot of The Lady with the Dog
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characters in The Lady with the Dog

Additional Learning

Increase your knowledge of this story by going over the lesson called The Lady with the Dog: Theme & Analysis. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discusses the creator of the story
  • Describes the relationship between Anna and Dmitri
  • Addresses the internal conflict the main characters face
  • Details the public and secret life of Dmitri
  • Explains how people would respond to Ana and Dmitri's relationship