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Jack Vance: Biography & Quotes

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American science fiction writer Jack Vance wrote plenty of pieces under different pseudonyms. Name one of the pseudonyms that he used.

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1. What university did Jack Vance attend and graduate from in 1942?

2. Jack Vance began writing short stories in the 1940s. Name the movement that correlates to the time period he began his career in.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Jack Vance was an American author who went by many different names in his lifetime. You will be quizzed on his pseudonyms, his education and other details about his life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz requires you to:

  • Name the book or book series by Jack Vance that helped create a sub-genre of science fiction
  • Point out an honor that Vance received in 1997
  • Identify a pseudonym that he used during his writing career

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to name the university that Jack Vance graduated from in 1942
  • Information recall - access the understanding you've gained about a movement that connects with the time period when Vance began his writing career
  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read information about Vance's books and book series and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about this well-known writer by studying the lesson called Jack Vance: Biography & Quotes. This lesson discusses:

  • Vance's early life
  • His first published short story
  • How he continued to write after becoming legally blind
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