John Steinbeck: Biography, Quotes & Facts


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John Steinbeck was born in _____.

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1. John Steinbeck graduated from which university?

2. The character of 'Doc' in Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday was based on this close friend of Steinbeck's.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of John Steinbeck's life, such as where he was born, where he went to school, and books he authored. The quiz consists of five multiple-choice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Where John Steinbeck was born
  • University he graduated from
  • Close friend who Steinbeck based a character on
  • Steinbeck's last work of fiction
  • Novel based on his family history

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about John Steinbeck's life
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Steinbeck's last work of fiction and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the novel based on Steinbeck's family history

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled John Steinbeck: Biography, Quotes & Facts. Here's a quick glance at what you'll find in the lesson:

  • Overview of the life and career of John Steinbeck
  • Industries John Steinbeck worked in while in New York
  • Steinbeck's personal struggle
  • Who influenced his observational storytelling