The Importance of Being Earnest: Irony & Satire Themes


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Who is the author of 'The Importance of Being Earnest'?

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1. What is irony?


What is satire?

The use of like or as in a story

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the play The Importance of Being Earnest. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the plot and themes of the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following topics:

  • Author of the play
  • Definition of irony and satire
  • ''Earnest'' as it relates to the play's characters

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as irony and satire
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding The Importance of Being Earnest

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled The Importance of Being Earnest: Irony & Satire Themes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the story of The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Differentiate between situational and dramatic irony
  • Identify how satire is used in the play