The Metamorphosis Part I

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The Metamorphosis Quizzes & Trivia

Multiple choice quiz focusing on characterization, setting, imagery and plot in The Metamorphosis.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Gregor's occupation is
    • A. 

      An accountant

    • B. 

      A retail clerk in a clothing business

    • C. 

      A traveling salesman who sells pharmaceuticals.

    • D. 

      A traveling salesman who carries fabric samples

  • 2. 
    The picture in the gilt frame is important because
    • A. 

      The woman is wearing a second skin.

    • B. 

      The woman is wearing a second skin, and is a symbol of how pathetic is life has become.

    • C. 

      The woman is his dream date.

    • D. 

      His mother resembles this woman

  • 3. 
    When the chief clerk says to Gregor: "Your position is not the most solid here", he is referring to the fact that
    • A. 

      Gregor's parents' debt is not being paid off fast enough.

    • B. 

      Gregor has been late to work too many times.

    • C. 

      Gregor is about to lose his balance.

    • D. 

      The company has been unhappy with Gregor's work.

  • 4. 
    Pick the two best answers.Mrs. Samsa portrays Gregor as a
    • A. 

      Loner who is obsessed with train schedules.

    • B. 

      A carefree lieutenant who demands respect for his position.

    • C. 

      A manic-depressive.

    • D. 

      Someone who hasn't been well for the last few days.

    • E. 

      A gifted picture framer.

  • 5. 
    Check the one answer that does not describe Gregor's new physical condition:
    • A. 

      He has numerous, pitifully thin legs.

    • B. 

      His voice has become loud and shrill.

    • C. 

      His stomach is covered with itchy white spots.

    • D. 

      The bottom of his feet are sticky.

    • E. 

      He no longer has teeth.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      His mother runs screaming from the room, his father strikes him with a cane, and the chief clerk knocks over a coffee pot.

    • B. 

      His sister faints, the chief clerk runs from the apartment, and his father pushes Gregor back into his room.

    • C. 

      The chief clerk screams, his mother knocks over a coffee pot, and his father rushes to help his wife.

    • D. 

      The maid rushes out, the chief clerk follows her, Mr. Samsa strikes Gregor with his cane.

    • E. 

      Mr. Samsa covers his eyes and sobs while Mrs. Samsa sits down on the floor in shock and horror.

  • 7. 
    Metamorphosis means:
    • A. 

      transformation

    • B. 

      Cockroach

    • C. 

      Vermin

    • D. 

      Split personality

  • 8. 
    Gregor attributes his current physical state to all of these possibilities except:
    • A. 

      He's been under a lot of stress.

    • B. 

      He must be coming down with a cold.

    • C. 

      He must be having a nightmare.

    • D. 

      Traveling constantly is starting to get to him.

    • E. 

      He is still feeling the effects of the drinks he had last night.

  • 9. 
    The primary reason Gregor does not quit his job is:
    • A. 

      He doesn't want to have to search for a new job in his present condition.

    • B. 

      His mother and sister will have no support.

    • C. 

      The family's life style will be compromised.

    • D. 

      He must continue to pay off his father's debt to the company.

    • E. 

      Down deep, he really loves the thrill of traveling every week.

  • 10. 
    The Metamorphosis is
    • A. 

      A short story.

    • B. 

      A novella.

    • C. 

      A novel.

    • D. 

      A work of fiction that takes place in Russia in 1910.