“The Red Shoes” by Hans Christian Andersen Quiz and Answer Key
by Inquiring Mind of the English Teacher Kind
For many high school readers, fairy tales and fantasy fiction are genres that maximize engagement with literature. “The Red Shoes” by Hans Christian Andersen is about a peasant girl whose obsession with her footwear leads to supernatural events, seemingly divine punishment, and eventual redemption. Included are the following: a multiple choice, plot-based quiz; a worksheet composed of rigorous close reading questions; answer keys; and a copy of the public domain short story. Materials are delivered in printable Word Document and PDF formats.
By completing the reading comprehension quiz, students will demonstrate knowledge of the following:
By completing the close reading activity, students will perform the following tasks: