Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Works & Biography


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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's poetry and plays are known for their emphasis on:

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1. The movement within literature known as Sturm und Drang translates as:

2. What is an epistolary novel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Goethe was a famous German poet and playwright around the turn of the 19th century. This quiz/worksheet combo will give you an overview of his life and works and test you on the specific facts surrounding them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to determine how much you know about Goethe's works, including:

  • What his poetry and plays are known for emphasizing
  • The translation of the literary movement known as 'Sturm und Drang'
  • The definition of epistolary novel
  • Which types of people were inspired by Goethe's works
  • His two most famous works

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Goethe's life and works
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the literary movement Goethe's works belonged to as well as what they emphasized
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms such as epistolary novel and 'Sturm und Drang'

Additional Learning

To learn more about a German writer who explored deep human emotion, review the corresponding lesson called Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Works & Biography. This humanities lesson:

  • Gives an overview of who Goethe was
  • Examines his early life and successes
  • Offers insight into his later life and work
  • Discusses his literary works, including his poetry
  • Identifies his exploration of individual experience and questioning morals