Elizabeth Gaskell: Biography & Books


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What year was Elizabeth Gaskell born?

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1. After her mother's death, Gaskell lived with which relative?

2. What was the occupation of William Gaskell, Elizabeth's husband?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will gauge your understanding of basic biographical information on Elizabeth Gaskell. You will need to know information about important dates, her early work, and family details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the printable worksheet/quiz to review:

  • When Gaskell was born
  • Where she grew up
  • Title of her first novel
  • Names of her friends and acquaintances

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can listen to information regarding Gaskell's life and work and understand it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding Gaskell's family, friends and occupation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about this writer's novels, as well as key events and figures in her life

Additional Learning

To learn more about the life of Elizabeth Gaskell, review the corresponding lesson called Elizabeth Gaskell: Biography & Books. The lesson ensures that you will:

  • Know her maiden name and the name of her husband
  • Understand why she wrote about the subjects she did
  • Contextualize her work by naming the era in which she wrote
  • Know who published some of her ghost stories