John Dryden: Poetry, Plays & Criticism


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When did Dryden live?

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1. What were the conditions for theatre during the Restoration?

2. How would you describe the beliefs of Enlightenment thinkers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your understand of John Dryden's life, works, and the time period he lived in. You can use this tool to check your knowledge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The life of John Dryden
  • Theater in the Restoration Period
  • Enlightenment thinkers' belief systems
  • Poem types that Dryden made popular
  • Dryden's criticism of other writers

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading Comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related John Dryden lesson
  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding Dryden's poetry
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the people and time period discussed

Additional Learning

To learn more about this author, read the accompanying lesson on John Dryden. The following objectives are covered:

  • The Restoration period of literature
  • Causes of the English Civil War
  • The Enlightenment Period in England
  • This author's works of criticism
  • Dryden's poems and plays