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The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Bell Jar? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. This story challenges what notion?


Women were inferior to men
Women were superior to men
Women were equal to men
Girls should study math
Girls should study science
Q. What has impact on a person's identity?


Friends
Race
Sex
Family
Intelligence
Q. Plath offers a cynical view on the


Smart
Educated
Practiced
Middle class
Impoverished
Q. Esther's experience is with


Suicidal depression
Insomnia
Manic depression
Anorexia
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Q. For a novel about death, this one talks a bunch about


Happiness
Laughter
Comedy
Music
Birth
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