Neoclassical Literature: Definition, Characteristics & Movement


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The Neoclassical era was so named because ____~.

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1. The Neoclassical age in literature covered the years____~.

2. The Neoclassical period in literature ended in 1798 when ____~.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Neoclassical literature covers a broad range of writing that embraced classical qualities of logic and order, adhered to literary forms, and used graceful, but restrained, language to present themes and ideas. This quiz/worksheet combo outlines the Neoclassical period and will help you understand the era's social values, its major writers, and some of the shared characteristics of their work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Relevant dates of the Neoclassical period
  • Types of Neoclassical literature
  • Stages of the Neoclassical period
  • The definition of Neoclassical era
  • The event that marked the end of Neoclassicism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access you knowledge on Neoclassical literature and its characteristics
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the lesson the most important information regarding the end of the Neoclassical period
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Neoclassical literature to explain its chief characteristics

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Neoclassical Literature: Definition, Characteristics & Movement. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how Neoclassical literature reflected classical values
  • Know some of the major Neoclassical writers
  • Describe the characteristics of Neoclassical literature
  • List the types of Neoclassical literature