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Young Goodman Brown

Young Goodman Brown


by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Young Goodman Brown: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Young Goodman Brown? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does the staff carried by "traveler with the twisted staff" resemble?

Forked lightning
A dragon
A pterodactyl
A snake
Q. What ceremony does the assembly in the forest parody?

A marriage
A funeral
A Fourth of July celebration
The seventh-inning stretch
Q. What symbol of Hell and damnation appears in the forest?

Giant pigs
Burning trees
A talking snake
A mountain of glowing ice
Q. What was young Goodman Brown's wife named?

Q. What happens to "twigs and little boughs" when the traveler with the staff touches them?

They glow with demonic energy
They wither and dry up
They turn to stone
They turn into little toy animals