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Introduction to Samuel Beckett: Life, Plays, and Novels

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Which modernist author employed Samuel Beckett as a secretary?

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1. Though born in Ireland and a native speaker of English, Samuel Beckett wrote many of his works in which language?

2. Why are Samuel Beckett's plays considered to be 'Theater of the Absurd?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test you on a number of facts about the life of the Waiting For Godot writer, including his earlier years and his writing style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This Beckett quiz is for you to test your ability to:

  • Recall which author employed Beckett as a secretary
  • Recognize the language in which Beckett wrote many of his works
  • Identify the name for Beckett's form of minimalism
  • Know some of Samuel Beckett's novels
  • Recognize the decades when major Beckett plays premiered

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - draw from pertinent information found in the lesson on Beckett
  • Critical thinking - use this information to identify titles of Beckett's novels
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about Beckett's minimalism
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about Beckett's other professions

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson titled Introduction to Samuel Beckett: Life, Plays, and Novels, which covers the following objectives:

  • Explore key relationships in Samuel Beckett's life
  • Identify the importance of Waiting for Godot
  • Know Beckett's activities during WWII
  • Recognize the themes in Beckett's novels
  • Explain Beckett's writing style
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