Wuthering Heights: Meaning of the Title


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'Wuther,' the first word in Wuthering Heights, is an antiquated word meaning what?

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1. On the surface, the house's name (and the title of Wuthering Heights) seems to refer to _____.

2. In which genre does Bronte place Wuthering Heights by naming it after an apparently haunted house?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These tools created for your benefit will help you find out how much you understand of the title of Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights. Answer questions on things like the meaning behind 'wuther' and how it pertains to the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test questions will also cover the following:

  • Identify the genre of the text due to the title
  • Determine which character is most unlike what is meant by the word 'wuther'
  • Recognize what influences the behavior of some of the characters

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding 'wuther' and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the characters believe in
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the haunted house

Additional Learning

For further exploration of this subject we've compiled the lesson named Wuthering Heights: Meaning of the Title. You can follow along with these study guidelines:

  • Assess the genre influences on the book
  • Identify the characters doing the 'wuthering'
  • Examine how the weather symbolizes the characters