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“The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter is a piece of psychological fiction that complements high school units involving modernist literature and the narrative technique known as stream of consciousness. With this multiple choice quiz covering the short story, teachers will be able to evaluate general reading comprehension, promote homework accountability, and save valuable time at home without sacrificing quality in the classroom. An answer key and copy of the public domain narrative are included. Materials are delivered in printable Word Document and PDF formats. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the following aspects of plot:

  • The characterization of George
  • Setting
  • The joys and pleasures in life
  • Granny Weatherall’s religious affiliation
  • Granny Weatherall’s perspective on dying
  • Granny Weatherall’s perspective on how women fulfill their lives
  • The contents of a box in the attic
  • Granny Weatherall’s message for George
  • The purpose of Father Connolly’s visit
  • Granny Weatherall’s eagerness to see someone
  • The resolution