Awards for Excellence in Adult Literature


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What do the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature have in common?

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1. Which of these prizes is exclusive to a single genre of literature?

2. What does the Pulitzer Prize recognize that most other literature prizes do not?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take the guesswork out of learning by using this quiz and worksheet to check your knowledge of different awards for adult literature. Some of the questions in this multiple-choice quiz require you to be familiar with the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Awards.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Commonalities between the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature
  • A prize that's exclusive to one genre of literature
  • How the Pulitzer Prize is different from most other literature prizes
  • A prerequisite to win the National Book Awards
  • The Nobel Prize in Literature's laureate for 2016

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about awards for adult literature
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the Pulitzer Prize and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the prize that's exclusive to a single genre of literature

Additional Learning

Learn more about these awards with the lesson titled Awards for Excellence in Adult Literature. Below are examples of what you'll find in this lesson:

  • Past laureates of the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Recipient of the 2016 Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year
  • When the Pulitzer Prize was established