Charlotte Bronte: Life, Poetry & Books


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1. Which novel is Charlotte Bronte most known for?

2. Which of Charlotte Bronte's novels is based on her real-life experiences?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand how Charlotte Bronte's own life influenced her art and why she is considered a major figure in 19th century literature. Quiz topics include her family, her writing style and her literary achievements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Factors that influenced her writing
  • Bronte's poetry
  • The Bronte family's literary contributions

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on Charlotte Bronte's life and works
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define key terms such as narrative poem, Gothic fiction and lyrical poetry
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Charlotte Bronte to answer questions about her life and how it influenced her work
  • Making connections - examine how Bronte's poetry may have helped her develop her narrative technique

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Charlotte Bronte's life and works. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the challenges and hardships Charlotte Bronte faced throughout her life
  • Understand how her personal experiences influenced her writing
  • Understand her style of poetry
  • Know Bronte's major works
  • Understand how Bronte contributed to the development of the novel as a literary form