Dave Barry: Biography, Books & Essays


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For what did Dave Barry receive the Pulitzer Prize?

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1. What factor of Dave Barry's fiction was criticized by literary critics?

2. At the time of his retirement, how long had Barry's column been syndicated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dave Barry is an accomplished humor writer with a large body of work. This practice quiz will ask you about Barry's Pulitzer Prize, his syndicated column and the topics he often wrote about.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Know what Dave Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for
  • Understand how Barry's fiction was criticized
  • Remember how long Barry's column was in syndication
  • Identify topics that Barry often wrote about
  • Recognize the main topic of Barry's You Can Date Boys When You're Forty

Skills Practiced

You'll exercise the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related lesson on Dave Barry's life and works
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding Barry's book You Can Date Boys When You're Forty
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Dave Barry to answer questions about the subject matter of his writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about Barry's life and works, check out the related lesson, Dave Barry: Biography, Books & Essays. This lesson can help you:

  • Describe Barry's early life and career
  • Learn how many books Barry has written
  • Name Barry's first novel