Interpreting Works in Context


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What is a text's context?

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1. Why is the historical context of the Diary of Anne Frank, a story of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany, important?

2. What is a text's biographical context?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Context has a deep influence on specific written works. This quiz will ensure that you fully grasp the concept of context by asking questions regarding historical, biographical, and linguistic context, as well as the context of the reader.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz focuses on the definitions of:

  • Context
  • Historical context
  • Biographical context
  • Linguistic context
  • Reader context

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on context
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of context, both of the text and of the reader
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define types of context, including biographical and historical
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the context of a written work and of its reader

Additional Learning

For more information on context, review the accompanying lesson titled Interpreting Works in Context. This article goes into details with specific examples regarding the various kinds of context, including:

  • Biographical
  • Historical
  • Linguistic
  • Reader