Willa Cather's My Antonia: Summary and Analysis


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What makes Willa Carther's My Antonia unique for its time?

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1. In Willa Cather's My Antonia, why does Jim admire Antonia so much?

2. What does Willa Cather's My Antonia reveal about American life during that time?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

My Antonia is a deeply American work, known for its poetic descriptions and strong female protagonist. Answer the practice questions in the quiz/worksheet combo to assess your knowledge of the story and its contribution to American literature.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • The setting
  • Jim's relationship with Antonia
  • How the novel reflects American values in that time period
  • Characteristics that make this a lasting literary work
  • How gender roles influence the story line

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension ensure that you draw the most significant information from the lesson on Willa Cather's My Antonia
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained about this unique and important literary work to recognize why it's still admired today
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the characters and this novel's contribution to American literature

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Willa Cather's My Antonia: Summary and Analysis to learn more about Cather's novel. The objectives addressed include:

  • Know the main characters and the story line
  • Appreciate use of language to both describe the setting and link it to the plot
  • Recognize the complexities of the relationship between Jim and Antonia
  • Learn about Cather's Prairie Trilogy