Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle: Summary and Analysis


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In Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle,' what war does Rip Van Winkle sleep through?

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1. How does the imagery with which Irving described the mountains and forests in ''Rip Van Winkle'' contribute to the story?

2. In Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle,' the presence of Henry Hudson's men in the woods is an example of which Romantic characteristic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Washington Irving's story Rip Van Winkle is simple and entertaining while making use of Romantic characteristics. This quiz and worksheet combination will ask questions to help determine how much you understand about the story and Romanticism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked questions about:

  • Specifics of the story
  • Literary techniques used
  • Romantic characteristics present in the story

Skills Practiced

This quiz will give you a chance to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literary lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding literary techniques
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the story Rip Van Winkle

Additional Learning

To learn more about Washington Irving's story Rip Van Winkle, review the accompanying lesson, which will address numerous aspects, including:

  • Plot of the story
  • The story's setting
  • Romantic characteristics