Reading for meaning: A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf

This lesson, we are going to begin exploring short stories through the modernist writer, Virginia Woolf. We will practise our reading and comprehension as we read and begin to explore themes, characters and setting in her ghost story, A Haunted House. You will need a pen and paper.

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Reading for meaning: A Haunted House Quiz

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Q1.What is a short story?

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Q2.Virginia Woolf was part of a literary movement called __________________.

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Q3.What did modernist writers try to do?
experimented with new forms, styles and methods of writing
only write about computers
tried to reflect the modern world around them

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Q4.True or false?
There are two couples in the story: one living, one dead.
The ghostly couple have conversations with the living couple.
The ghostly couple are looking for a lantern.
The ghostly woman died long before her husband.
The story is set on a dark, wet and windy night.
The living couple only sensed the ghosts once.

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Q5.Which of the following themes are explored in the story?
memory
greed
love
the supernatural
murder

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

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Reading for meaning: A Haunted House Quiz

Complete the questions below to check your understanding.

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Q1.What is a short story?

1/5

Q2.Virginia Woolf was part of a literary movement called __________________.

2/5

Q3.What did modernist writers try to do?
experimented with new forms, styles and methods of writing
only write about computers
tried to reflect the modern world around them

3/5

Q4.True or false?
There are two couples in the story: one living, one dead.
The ghostly couple have conversations with the living couple.
The ghostly couple are looking for a lantern.
The ghostly woman died long before her husband.
The story is set on a dark, wet and windy night.
The living couple only sensed the ghosts once.

4/5

Q5.Which of the following themes are explored in the story?
memory
greed
love
the supernatural
murder

5/5

Lesson summary: Reading for meaning: A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf

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