Joyce Carol Oates: Biography, Books & Short Stories


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Due to her extensive list of publications, Joyce Carol Oates is considered an extremely _____ writer.

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1. At which famous university has Oates taught since 1978?

2. The subjects in Oates's writing are known to be _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Joyce Carol Oates is a critically acclaimed teacher, writer, and publisher. Practice questions on this quiz and worksheet will test you on biographical information about the author as well as information about her writings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your knowledge of the following:

  • University at which Oates teaches
  • Common themes on Oates's writing
  • Inspiration for Zombie

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related humanities lesson
  • Information recall - assess the knowledge you've gain regarding the subjects in Oates's works
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the basis for her novel Zombie

Additional Learning

To learn more about this writer, review the accompanying lesson titled Joyce Carol Oates: Biography, Books & Short Stories. The following is a list of objectives covered in the lesson:

  • Learn biographical information about Joyce Carol Oates
  • Gain knowledge of Joyce Carol Oates's writing influences and preferences
  • Read a short synopsis of four of her critically acclaimed novels