Bernard Malamud: Biography, Books & Short Stories


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Bernard Malamud belonged to what cultural group?

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1. Which of these is NOT a work by Malamud?

2. Malamud won what honor with his novel, The Fixer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Bernard Malamud was a famous 20th Century author. The printable worksheet will teach you more about his background and the context of his works, and the interactive quiz will help you test yourself on the specific details of these topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What cultural group Bernard Malamud belonged to
  • Malamud's famous works
  • Which award his novel, 'The Fixer', won
  • The characteristics of a parable
  • Why Malamud used depictions of Jewish persecution in his writing

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Bernard Malamud
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of being a persecuted minority to examine the writings of Bernard Malamud
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Malamud's specifics works, such as 'The Fixer'

Additional Learning

To learn more about a famous 20th Century Jewish-American author, review the corresponding lesson on Bernard Malamud. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies who Bernard Malamud was
  • Understands the historical context of the period in which he grew up
  • Examines his written work, such as 'The Natural' and 'The Fixer'