American Enlightenment Literature


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Which of these was NOT a major theme of the American Enlightenment?

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1. Which of these was NOT an author of the American Enlightenment?

2. Which theme of the American Enlightenment did Poor Richard's Almanac appeal to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The American Enlightenment was an era of a major change in American thinking and ideas, marked by history-changing events like the American Revolution. Use this assessment to test your understanding of the themes, literature and people of this important time in American history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your understanding of the American Enlightenment and:

  • Its themes
  • Enlightenment authors
  • The role oratory played in it
  • Its poetry

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills covered in this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the American Enlightenment and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding literature of the American Enlightenment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a few of the historical figures of the era

Additional Learning

The lesson that accompanies this assessment, American Enlightenment Literature, will help you improve your understanding of the topics covered above and will allow you to review:

  • When the American Enlightenment took place
  • Causes of the enlightenment
  • Key speakers of the era