This heavily quote-based revision activity sheet covers the characters, themes, structure, plot, and setting of J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. The pack is most suitable at the end of studying the play as it tests students’ overall knowledge of the work, although individual exercises might be used at different stages during the teaching of the 20th century drama and in such a case it can provide an accurate indication of the level of understanding among students.
The activities include identifying and analyzing quotations, matching stage directions to relevant characters, linking language devices to characters, analyzing climactic events and themes.
Please note that where an extended response is required, the answer key contains only suggested possible answers.
This pack has been prepared with the AQA GCSE English Literature paper in mind, but is not specific to that exam board.
A full list of J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls character quotes with analysis, key subject terminology, and historical and social context. The quotes and their analyses are colour-coded, organised under character headings and further divided into acts for clarity.