ENG 2400 Films from Literature, Spring 2020

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“Rear Window” Short Story Quiz –NOT THE FILM
The more details you add, the better. Each question is worth 10 points.

1) Describe what you know about the protagonist, the main character:
(a) who is he, (b) what does he do? (c) Add his name if you remember it.

2) Why is he always looking out his window?

3) Describe what you know about the antagonist, the villain: (a) who is he,

(b) what does he do for a living? (c) Add his name if you remember it.

4) Describe everything you know about the main character’s helper, his assistant:
include his (a) name,
(b) race,                                                     (c) approximate age.

5) Who was the murder victim?

6) Why did witnesses claim they saw the victim alive, in another location?

7) Where was the dead person hidden?

8) Why was the hero’s POV (point of view), his range of vision, limited?

9) How did the main character avoid getting shot? (Be specific.)

10) Why were the neighbors keeping their windows open?

REMEMBER: DO NOT USE INFORMATION FROM THE FILM!

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