John Updike: Biography, Short Stories & Books


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Where did John Updike spend his childhood?

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1. Updike was a writer of…

2. Which of these is NOT a work by John Updike?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet helps you evaluate your understanding of John Updike and his career as a storyteller. You must be familiar with topics such as 'The Bulgarian Poetess' and where he spent his childhood in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to gauge your knowledge of:

  • John Updike's childhood
  • His types of writing
  • Examples of Updike's work
  • The periodical with which Updike had a long-standing professional relationship
  • 'The Bulgarian Poetess'

Skills Practiced

These assessment tools allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about John Updike's work as an author
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have recently gained regarding the type of writing Updike did
  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information related to Updike's childhood from the lesson

Additional Learning

If you plan on learning more about John Updike, visit the lesson titled John Updike: Biography, Short Stories & Books. It examines the following objectives:

  • Explore Updike's childhood and his early career as a writer
  • Discover the significance of the everyman in Updike's work
  • Identify how Updike's childhood contributed to his writing
  • Examine some of Updike's most popular short stories and books