Alexander Pushkin: Biography & Poems


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Which Russian monarch's granddaughter was born the same day as Pushkin, meaning that the day was symbolically celebrated with the ringing of bells?

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1. Which Russian Czar recruited Pushkin's African great-grandfather to serve in his court as a military advisor?

2. Which is a major reason that Pushkin's writings are less known in Western literary circles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alexander Pushkin is one of the greatest figures in the history of Russian literature, though he may not be as well known in the west as he is in his native country. You can use our online assessment to go over some key facts on Pushkin's life and works. The questions will assess you on points such as Pushkin's family history and notable works of his.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The Russian monarch born on the same day as Pushkin
  • Pushkin's ancestry
  • Why Pushkin is not better known in the west
  • Pushkin's exile and return
  • Notable Pushkin works

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can accurately recall key facts about Alexander Pushkin's life, literary career and major works
  • Reading comprehension - assess the extent to which you have understood the major points from Pushkin's biography, and notable literary works of his
  • Knowledge application -using your knowledge of Pushkin's life and works, answer questions about his life and identify major works of his from information given in the questions

Additional Learning

Learn more about Pushkin by reviewing the associated lesson called Alexander Pushkin: Biography & Poems. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Pushkin's early life
  • Pushkin's ancestry
  • Pushkin's political views
  • Controversies and exile
  • Major works