Tuck Everlasting: Symbolism & Themes


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In Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, Winnie Foster breaks away from the confines of her yard. When she returns, she is no longer the same. This illustrates the theme of _____.

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1. The woods in Tuck Everlasting are _____.

2. In Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, water is an important symbol of time. Tuck explains to Winnie that life can't take place outside of time, by talking to her about _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Symbolism and themes in Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting help convey deeper messages and meanings in the story. Questions will surround the symbolism and themes represented by events and places in the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will take you through topics focused on symbolism and themes, including:

  • Essential themes in the novel
  • The importance of the woods in the story
  • Toad, water and wheels as symbols

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you find the most important information from the related Tuck Everlasting lesson regarding symbols used in the novel
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about what objects and places symbolize in the story
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gathered about Tuck Everlasting in order to identify themes in the book

Additional Learning

To better understand themes and symbols in this novel, check out the lesson titled Tuck Everlasting: Symbolism & Themes. The lesson will explain:

  • Themes like civilization and nature
  • Symbols such as the rowboat and water
  • The importance of symbols and themes in the story