Characteristics of Enlightenment Literature


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When did the Enlightenment occur?

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1. What is another name for the Enlightenment?

2. What institution stymied much independent thought prior to the Enlightenment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inside this quiz and worksheet combination, you will focus on the elements of Enlightenment literature. Questions ask about the time period of the Enlightenment along with the author who wrote about starving Irish children.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will see the following topics covered in the quiz questions:

  • Another name for the Enlightenment
  • The institution that suppressed independent thought before the Enlightenment
  • Rousseau's work that is used today
  • The author who wrote about starving Irish children

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can give another name for the Enlightenment
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about the time period of the Enlightenment
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about an institution that suppressed individual thought

Additional Learning

Head to the lesson titled Characteristics of Enlightenment Literature for further insight. There, you can check out the following additional topics:

  • Skepticism
  • Samuel Johnson's work
  • Gulliver's Travels