Anne Bronte: Pseudonym, Poems & Books


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Why did Anne Bronte and her sisters Emily and Charlotte use pseudonyms?

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1. After having 21 of her poems included in the volume of poetry entitled Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, Anne went on to write two novels titled:

2. Irish novelist George Moore said that 'if Anne Bronte had lived 10 years longer, she would have taken a place beside Jane Austen, perhaps even a higher place.' Why did he say this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you quickly assess your knowledge of who Anne Bronte was and her place in literature. Topics you will need to know to pass the quiz include titles of her works and the forms in which she wrote.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The reason why Anne Bronte and her sisters wrote under pseudonyms
  • The titles of Anne Bronte's novels
  • Why Irish novelist George Moore felt that Anne Bronte would have taken a higher place in literature had she lived 10 years longer
  • The term used to describe the fake names some writers assume to hide their identities
  • The dates of Anne Bronte's birth and death

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as pseudonym and androgynous
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Anne Bronte's personal life and tragic death
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Anne Bronte and her poems and novels

Additional Learning

To learn more about this literary figure, review the accompanying lesson called Anne Bronte: Pseudonym, Poems & Books. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide details about Anne Bronte's upbringing and early death
  • Discuss the book of poems Anne Bronte wrote with her two sisters
  • Explain why the Bronte sisters used pen names to publish the book of poems
  • Give short summaries of Anne Bronte's two novels
  • Describe the literary acclaim of her books