Introduction to Joseph Conrad: Novels and Colonialism


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What languages could Joseph Conrad speak?

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1. Which of the following is a recurring trait in most of Conrad's main characters?

2. Conrad is often considered a precursor to what literary movement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Joseph Conrad was a famous author who wrote during the turn of the 19th century. This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the different facts of his life and written work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The details you'll need to know about Conrad include:

  • Different languages he spoke
  • The recurring trait among almost all of his main characters
  • What literary movement Conrad is considered the precursor to
  • How elements of his life led to the international focus of his works
  • Conrad's interest in colonialism, and what work best reflects this

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Conrad's international travels and experiences and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions about the specifics of Conrad's life and works

Additional Learning

To learn more about a famous author and world traveler, pull up the corresponding lesson called Introduction to Joseph Conrad: Novels and Colonialism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces Joseph Conrad's early life and upbringing
  • Examines his life as a cultural sponge
  • Discusses the themes of his written work