What is the Pulitzer Prize? - Definition & History


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Joseph Pulitzer was a notable _____.

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1. Who is the gold medal awarded to?

2. Joseph Pulitzer endowed which university with $2,000,000 to bestow the Pulitzer Prize and create a school of journalism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It's the prestigious award every journalist covets: the Pulitzer. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the Pulitzer Prize's creation and legacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Life of Joseph Pulitzer
  • The physical award, its designer and its recipients
  • Joseph Pulitzer's will and the creation of the Prize
  • Monetary value of the award

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Pulitzer Prize
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Joseph Pulitzer and his reason for the award's creation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the award categories and the different types of prizes awarded
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about notable winners of the Pulitzer Prize

Additional Learning

To learn more about this esteemed award, review the accompanying lesson on the History of the Pulitzer Prize. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the Pulitzer Prize and those eligible to receive it
  • Recognize Joseph Pulitzer's role in the award's creation
  • Understand the process through which nominees, and subsequent winners, are announced
  • Recognize the notable recipients of the Pulitzer Prize over the years