Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Biography, Books & Short Stories


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Fyodor Dostoyevsky was born in 1831 in:

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1. Dostoyevsky's first novel _____ was met with enthusiasm in St. Petersburg's literary circles.

2. Dostoyevsky's exile in Siberia lasted almost ten years and included a terrifying brush with death. This experience:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine your knowledge of Fyodor Dostoevsky with this combination of quiz and worksheet. Dostoevsky's birth, exile, and works are the subjects of this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test students on:

  • Birth of Dostoevsky
  • Dostoevsky's first novel
  • The author's Siberian exile
  • The Idiot

Skills Practiced

This work will exercise the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the effect of exile on Dostoevsky's writing in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about this Russian author from the related lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about The Idiot
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Dostoevsky's birth

Additional Learning

Take a look at the accompanying lesson titled Fyodor Dostoevsky: Biography, Books & Short Stories to learn more about this Russian author. Objective of this lesson will include:

  • Identify Dostoevsky's major literary works
  • Understand the timeline of the author's life
  • Explain how Dostoevsky's life experiences influenced his writing
  • Know the themes explored by some of his writings