Naturalism in Literature: Authors and Characteristics


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What of the following is NOT a naturalist author?

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1. All of the following are naturalist works, EXCEPT _____.

2. Naturalist authors were heavily influenced by the work of which one, and why?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the elements that characterize the use of naturalism in literature and the authors who use such a style. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include recognizing notable authors and works in this genre of literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Naturalist authors
  • Naturalist pieces of literature
  • The main source of influence for the authors of naturalism
  • All the elements of naturalism
  • The author who coined the phrase 'The Human Beast'

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as naturalism
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on authors and elements of naturalism in literature
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding famous authors who wrote naturalist works and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the elements of naturalism

Additional Learning

To learn more about the authors employing naturalism in their literature and what that use entails, review the corresponding lesson on Authors and Elements of Naturalism in Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the naturalism movement in literature
  • Explore famous naturalist writers and their works
  • Review the elements of naturalism
  • Examine elements that naturalist literature does not include