Anne Tyler: Biography & Books


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Anne Tyler's first novel was ____.

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1. Which movie, adapted from an Anne Tyler novel, starred an actress who won an Oscar in 1989?

2. For which book did Anne Tyler win a Pulitzer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anne Tyler is an award-winning writer known for her realistic, deeply engrossing characters. This combination quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of her life and work, including what books she has written and where she gets her inspiration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Tyler's first novel
  • What adaptation of Tyler's work won an Oscar
  • Which book of Tyler's won a Pulitzer
  • Anne Tyler's college education
  • Why Tyler is comfortable writing from a male perspective

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Anne Tyler's life and work
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Tyler's life informs her writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reception to Tyler's novels

Additional Learning

To learn more about Anne Tyler, review the accompanying lesson called Anne Tyler: Biography & Books. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Discussing the themes and moods that characterize Tyler's work
  • Outlining Tyler's life history, including how her upbringing influences her writing
  • Explaining the adaptations and responses to Tyler's writing
  • Providing summaries for several of Tyler's most prominent works