Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence


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Why did Dickens use satire in his work?

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1. What was the format for most of Dickens' published work?

2. How did Dickens' early life mirror his own novels?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Charles Dickens' life inspired much of his work, and this quiz/worksheet combo tests you on important events in his life, as well as some of the famous books he wrote.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll tested on the following:

  • Common elements in Dickens' writing
  • Importance of Ellen Ternan in Dickens' life
  • Charles Dickens' first novel
  • Charles Dickens' life as a factory worker

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 English literature lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Charles Dickens' struggles in early life in a different light
  • Making connections - use understanding of how Dickens used satire and realism in his writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about this famous author, review the accompanying lesson, Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Charles Dickens' famous novels
  • Understand how Dickens addressed issues of class and poverty in his writings
  • Trace how Dickens used hardships from his early life as inspiration for his work