Charles Chesnutt: Biography & Short Stories


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Where was Chesnutt born?

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1. What race did Chesnutt identify with?

2. What career did Chesnutt attempt prior to writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination discusses the life and career of short story writer Charles Chesnutt. Topics discussed include Chesnutt's career history and which magazine first published his short stories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help to test your knowledge on and get a better grasp of:

  • Chesnutt's birth place
  • Which race he identified most with
  • The name of Chesnutt's first book of short stories

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about the life of Charles Chesnutt
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about race identity in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Chesnutt's career and his short stories

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Charles Chesnutt: Biography & Short Stories. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn more about his biography and literary works
  • Get a better understanding of how race relations and race identity played a significant role in Chesnutt's life
  • Discuss how the social events and political climate during this period of time influenced and shaped his short stories