J. M. Coetzee: Biography & Books


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Which country is author J.M. Coetzee from?

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1. J.M. Coetzee's work focuses on which of the following?

2. Which types of texts has J.M. Coetzee written?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Much of J.M. Coetzee's work is inspired by where he grew up. This quiz/worksheet combo can be a useful learning and assessment tool as you study details on Coetzee's past and how that past informs his body of work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will cover the following:

  • What country Coetzee is from
  • The topics Coetzee covers in his work
  • What styles of writing Coetzee has tackled in his career
  • Identifying Coetzee's work
  • Why Coetzee received the Nobel Prize

Skills Practiced

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on J.M. Coetzee
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what topics Coetzee's work has discussed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the content of Coetzee's work to understand why he is considered an important writer

Additional Learning

J.M. Coetzee has a wide body of work spanning many styles of writing, which you can review by reading the lesson called J. M. Coetzee: Biography & Books. This lesson will tackle the following objectives:

  • Explain why Coetzee has been a controversial figure
  • Discuss what perspectives Coetzee likes to write about
  • Describing Coetzee's personality and how that affects his novels and public life