Eudora Welty is behind the short story "A Worn Path". This story is about an elderly African-American womanwho goes for a familiar journey on a road in a rural area to get medicine foe her grandson. Take the test below and see how much you can recall from this emotional story of a determined grandmother.
Questions and Answers
What is the main character's name?
Describe the main character's journey.
What is the significance of the story taking place during the Christmas season?
Identify and explain three themes identified in the story.
Describe race relations in Mississippi during the 1940's. Describe how those same beliefs and ideas are present in Welty's, "A Worn Path."
In your opinion, why do you think Welty selected the main character's name? What do you think the main character's name means?