The Scarlet Letter

High SchoolEnglish  /  The Scarlet Letter

“A stark tale of adultery, guilt, and social repression in Puritan New England, The Scarlet Letter is a foundational work of American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s exploration of the dichotomy between the public and private self, internal passion and external convention, gives us the unforgettable Hester Prynne, who discovers strength in the face of ostracism and emerges as a heroine ahead of her time.”

Book description from Random House

You can access 414 questions about The Scarlet Letter in Castle Learning.

 

Teachers will find a combination of question types available to assess comprehension of The Scarlet Letter, including: multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and constructed/extended response.

 

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Breakdown of topical questions:

  • Chapter 1 – The Prison Door
  • Chapter 2 – The Market Place
  • Chapter 3 – The Recognition
  • Chapter 4 – The Interview
  • Chapter 5 – Hester at Her Needle
  • Chapter 6 – Pearl
  • Chapter 7 – The Governor
  • Chapter 8 – The Elf-Child and the Minister
  • Chapter 9 – The Leech
  • Chapter 10 – The Leech and His Patient
  • Chapter 11 – The Interior of a Heart
  • Chapter 12 – The Minister
  • Chapter 13 – Another View of Hester
  • Chapter 14 – Hester and the Physician
  • Chapter 15 – Hester and Pearl
  • Chapter 16 – A Forest Walk
  • Chapter 17 – The Pastor and his Parishioner
  • Chapter 18 – A Flood of Sunshine
  • Chapter 19 – The Child at the Brook-Side
  • Chapter 20 – The Minister in a Maze
  • Chapter 21 – The New England Holiday
  • Chapter 22 – The Procession
  • Chapter 23 – The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter
  • Chapter 24 – Conclusion
  • End of Novel Questions

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about The Scarlet Letter:

  • L. 11-12.4
  • L. 11-12.5
  • RL. 11-12.1
  • RL. 11-12.2
  • RL. 11-12.3
  • RL. 11-12.4
  • RL. 11-12.5
  • RL. 11-12.6
  • RL. 11-12.9
  • RL. 9-10.1
  • RL. 9-10.2
  • RL. 9-10.3
  • RL. 9-10.4
  • RL. 9-10.5
  • RL. 9-10.9
  • W. 11-12.1
  • W. 11-12.2
  • W. 11-12.4
  • W. 11-12.9
  • W. 9-10.1
  • W. 9-10.2
  • W. 9-10.4
  • W. 9-10.9
scarlet letter discussion questions