Introduction to Oscar Wilde: Plays, Novels, and Sexuality


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Which Oscar Wilde play is a farcical satire about two friends leading double lives?

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1. Aesthetic literature is literature that is written _____.

2. What type of play was Oscar Wilde's first success in the theater?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Oscar Wilde, known for his sharp wit, is considered to be a leader of the aesthetic movement. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this movement, Wilde's plays and novel, and his personal life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The life of Oscar Wilde
  • Oscar Wilde's most famous works
  • The point of aesthetic literature

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the aesthetic movement and Oscar Wilde's part in it
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Oscar Wilde's works
  • Making connections - correlate historical events and cultural trends with Oscar Wilde's works
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, such as what aesthetic literature is

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history of Oscar Wilde and his works, review the accompanying lesson on the History and Works of Oscar Wilde. This lesson covers the following relevant objectives:

  • Explains the cultural climate of the Victorian era
  • Covers the cultural trends that defined Wilde's aesthetic works
  • Details Oscar Wilde's personal life and relationships
  • Covers the bibliography of Oscar Wilde's works