Eudora Welty Story A Worn Path Quiz

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A Worn Path Quizzes & Trivia

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
  • 1. 
    What is the main character's name? 
    • A. 

      Phoenix Sun

    • B. 

      River Phoenix

    • C. 

      Phoenix Jackson

  • 2. 
    Describe the main character's journey.
  • 3. 
    What is the significance of the story taking place during the Christmas season?
  • 4. 
    Identify and explain three themes identified in the story.
  • 5. 
    Describe race relations in Mississippi during the 1940's.  Describe how those same beliefs and ideas are present in Welty's, "A Worn Path."
  • 6. 
    In your opinion, why do you think Welty selected the main character's name?  What do you think the main character's name means?