Jack London: Biography, Books & Short Stories


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'Jack London' is the pseudonym of the author born as…

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1. Which of these is NOT a work by Jack London?

2. From what region of Canada did London take the inspiration for some of his most famous novels and short stories?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Jack London was a hard-living adventurer whose travels became the inspiration for a number of novels and stories including his best known book, The Call of the Wild. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand London's background and career, and the values and beliefs that shaped his writing and made him one of the most popular writers of his day.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Jack London's real name
  • London's best-known works
  • The Canadian setting for some of London's famous fiction
  • London's political beliefs
  • The popular sport London introduced to Americans

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the life and works of Jack London
  • Making connections - use your knowledge to examine how London's personal experiences helped develop his political views
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of London's writing to explain the major themes in his fiction

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Jack London. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Cite some of the key factors that shaped London's life and writing
  • List London's best-known works
  • Understand London's socialist views
  • Describe the plot of The Call of the Wild