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Interpreting the Main Idea and Purpose of a Scene

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If you're trying to figure out what the author is trying to accomplish in a scene, you're trying to determine the scene's...

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1. What three things should you think about before trying to determine the main idea or purpose of a scene?

2. Where do you find the main idea of a scene in a play?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When viewing or reading a play, it's important to be able to discern what the playwright is trying to accomplish in each scene. This quiz and worksheet will ask questions pertaining to different aspects of scenes that help determine its purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you about these facets of scenes:

  • Importance of setting
  • How to find the main idea
  • Pertinent terminology

Skills Practiced

During the time you spend on this quiz, you will be able to practice your study skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related theatrical interpretation lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding settings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to determine different aspects of a scene in a play

Additional Learning

Learn more about Interpreting the Main Idea and Purpose of a Scene by reviewing the related lesson. This lesson will address the following steps you should take to ascertain this information:

  • Identify the characters
  • Determine the problem in the scene and the potential presence of foreshadowing
  • Understand the importance of the setting
  • Use the previous objectives to interpret the main idea and purpose
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