History of Satire

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Satire is a genre of works dedicated to social or literary criticism through the use of:

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1. Satires are often categorized by their resemblance to the works of which two Roman authors?

2. Satire witnessed a revival of its former self between the late 17th and 18th centuries as part of what artistic movement noted for its imitation of Greco-Roman styles and genres?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the history of satire and further your understanding of the development of this genre through the ages. The quiz will ask you questions about the method satire uses to criticize society and examples of satirical works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Two Roman authors who are considered when classifying satire
  • The artistic movement that saw a revival of satire
  • Type of satire that uses meter and diction to criticize trivial preoccupations of people
  • Satirical television shows

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of satire
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the type of satire that uses features of heroic poetry and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding satirical television programs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the categorization of satire by their resemblance to two Roman authors

Additional Learning

Learn more about the history of this artistic genre by reviewing the accompanying lesson, History of Satire. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Ascertain the length of time between the Roman poets and the resurgence of satire
  • Identify famous poets and authors who helped revitalize the genre
  • Understand the purpose of using satire
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