German Baroque Literature: Characteristics & Examples


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Which of the following is a typical characteristic of a Trauerspiel play?

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1. Which war had a deep impact on German Baroque literature?

2. Who wrote Simplicius Simplicissimus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test your understanding of German Baroque literature. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know about Martin Opitz and a religious event that influenced this type of literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following:

  • Common characteristic of a Trauerspiel play
  • War that impacted German Baroque literature
  • Author of Simplicius Simplicissimus
  • What Opitz laid the groundwork for
  • Religious event that influenced German Baroque literature

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Baroque literature in Germany
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the war that impacted German Baroque literature and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who wrote Simplicius Simplicissimus

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled German Baroque Literature: Characteristics & Examples. This lesson can give you insight into the following:

  • Aftermath of the Protestant Reformation
  • Rise of popular literature
  • Andreas Gryphius' writings that exemplify Baroque style