Young Goodman Brown: Summary, Analysis & Symbolism


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Where and when does 'Young Goodman Brown' take place?

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1. Who is the first person Goodman Brown meets in the forest?

2. Which of the following have symbolic meaning in 'Young Goodman Brown'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Young Goodman Brown is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and this quiz/worksheet combo will assess you on your understanding of the story, characters, setting and theme of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of these literary elements related to Young Goodman Brown:

  • Plot
  • Setting
  • Characters
  • Symbols

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about Young Goodman Brown from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main characters from the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Young Goodman Brown
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about symbols in Young Goodman Brown

Additional Learning

To learn more about Young Goodman Brown, review the following lesson titled Young Goodman Brown: Summary, Analysis & Symbolism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the story of Young Goodman Brown
  • Understand the elements of innocence and faith in Young Goodman Brown
  • Identify important lines and quotes from Hawthorne's story