Unreliable Narrator: Definition & Examples


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What is an unreliable narrator?

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1. Where did the term 'unreliable narrator' come from?

2. Why is Forrest Gump an unreliable narrator?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools will check your knowledge of the origins of the term 'unreliable narrator', as well as several examples of unreliable narrators. All of the questions are in multiple-choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test yourself on the following:

  • Description of an unreliable narrator
  • Origins of the term 'unreliable narrator'
  • Forrest Gump as an unreliable narrator
  • Gone Girl's uniqueness
  • Montresor in Cask of Amontillado as an unreliable narrator

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on unreliable narrators
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding where the term 'unreliable narrator' came from and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of unreliable narrators in various books

Additional Learning

Continue your literature studies with the lesson called Unreliable Narrator: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know what a first-person narrator is
  • Identify three unreliable narrators from the lesson
  • Understand the impact of an unreliable narrator on a story