Uncle Vanya by Chekhov: Summary & Characters


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Uncle Vanya is based on which of Chekhov's earlier works?

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1. In Uncle Vanya, when Vanya complains that their lives are a struggle and tedious, Sonya attempts to comfort him by reminding him of what?

2. Vanya, in Uncle Vanya, attempts to do what to Professor Serebryakov in response to the news that the professor is going to sell their estate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you five multiple-choice questions aboutUncle Vanya, a play by Anton Chekhov. You'll be asked what the play is based on and answer several questions about the play's characters and events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will challenge you to:

  • Recognize the earlier work by Chekhov that Uncle Vanya is based on
  • Understand how Sonya attempts to comfort Vanya
  • Assess what Vanya tries to do to Professor Serebryakov
  • Identify the character that manages the rural estate
  • Know what Serebryakov decides to do before returning to the city

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - take away the most important information from the related lesson on Uncle Vanya
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Anton Chekhov to name the earlier work he based Uncle Vanya on
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding interactions between key characters

Additional Learning

If you want more information on this play, check out the lesson entitled Uncle Vanya by Chekhov: Summary & Character. The lesson will help you:

  • Summarize the plot of Uncle Vanya
  • Identify and describe the story's characters
  • Understand the play's ending