E.B. White: Biography, Facts, Books, Essays & Poems


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In what year was White's first children's book published?

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1. What college did White graduate from?

2. In what year was Charlotte's Webb published?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Known for his dry humor, clear and elegant style, and his acute observations of popular culture, E.B. White wrote material that has been highly regarded for generations. This quiz and lesson trace the major events of the life of this writer and editor who set the standard for modern American prose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments on E.B. White, you'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Biographical facts about White
  • White's educational background
  • Career milestones
  • Facts about Charlotte's Web

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview of E.B. White's career and understand the main points
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe White's literary work and accomplishments
  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the life and writing of E.B. White

Additional Learning

For more information on this much-loved author, read the lesson, E.B. White: Biography, Facts, Books, Essays & Poems. The lesson sets the following goals:

  • Understand the scope of White's literary accomplishments
  • Describe White's books for children
  • List some of titles of White's books
  • Cite some of White's major awards