Wit by Margaret Edson: Summary & Analysis


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The main character in 'Wit' is an expert in the writing of what English author?

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1. The play 'Wit' won major awards for the show except _____.

2. One of the three major themes outlined in the play 'Wit' is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Wit by Margaret Edson examines the life of an English professor with a terminal illness. Quiz questions will help test your understanding of the characters and major themes of this play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test students on the following:

  • A favorite author of the main character
  • Accolades Wit has received
  • Themes
  • Characters
  • Major events in the play

Skills Practiced

Students will be able to practice these skills when using these assessment tools:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson to answer quiz questions
  • Making connections - understand the different themes explored throughout the play
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge to answer questions about the characters and roles that they play

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson Wit by Margaret Edson: Summary & Analysis, you will learn about the following:

  • Locations in which the play has been performed
  • Why the opening scene is considered shocking
  • Set and act details