43 pages 1 hour read



Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1485

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Reading Questions & Paired Texts

Reading Check and Short Answer Questions on key points are designed for guided reading assignments, in-class review, formative assessment, quizzes, and more.

Reading Check

1. Who is sent to tell Everyman that he is going to die?

2. Why is Good Deeds unable to accompany Everyman at first?

3. To whom does Knowledge take Everyman?

4. What does Knowledge give Everyman to wear as a symbol of his repentance?

5. Who announces that Everyman has been admitted into Heaven?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. Why is God upset at the beginning of the play?

2. Why is Goods unable to accompany Everyman to his reckoning?

3. Why do Knowledge and Five Wits take issue with some priests?

4. What is the moral of the play, as explained by the Doctor?

Paired Resources

Dante’s Inferno, Canto 3

  • The famous third Canto of Dante’s Inferno, describing the entrance to Hell
  • Another example of Medieval religious literature (published in the 14th century)
  • Shared themes include Death and Reckoning, Sin and Repentance, and Earthly Versus Eternal.
  • Why does Hell exist in the theology of the Inferno? How does Hell represent God’s love? How can one avoid going to Hell?

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