Realism vs. Naturalism in Literature


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The main difference between literary Realism and Naturalism is:

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1. Before the emergence of Realism, _____ was the dominant mode of writing.

2. Which of the following is a cultural development associated with rise of Realism and Naturalism in literature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz will address what you know about comparing realism and naturalism. Questions will cover key topics like a major difference between realism and naturalism and the dominant mode of writing before realism was popular.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on:

  • Cultural change that initiated the realism and naturalism movements
  • Location where naturalism originated
  • Books that represent American realism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on realism and naturalism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of writing that was most common before realism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where naturalism first started and a cultural change that brought about these movements

Additional Learning

Learn more with the accompanying lesson called Realism vs. Naturalism in Literature. Study topics are listed as follows:

  • Analysis of realism
  • Topics covered by naturalism that were not covered by realism
  • When these movements became a part of culture in the U.S. and Europe
  • Examples of realist and naturalist authors
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