John Greenleaf Whittier: Biography & Poems


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1. What group of poets was Whittier a part of?

2. Which of these is not one of Whittier's poems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet assess your knowledge about Whittier, his background, his politics, and his poetry. The practice questions will also focus on the genre of poetry that Whittier penned and the focus of this type of poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge of Whittier, including:

  • Political views
  • Type of poetry
  • Background and history
  • The focus of pastoral poetry

Skills Practiced

Use this assessment to practice these skills:

  • Making connections - understand the concept of the group of poets to which Whittier belonged
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define pastoral poetry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Whittier's background and poetry

Additional Learning

Learn more about this poet in the lesson called John Greenleaf Whittier: Biography & Poems. Topics covered include:

  • Whittier's early life
  • His life after the Civil War
  • Whittier's literary influence