Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction - Quiz & Worksheet


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Why is Sir Walter Scott's genre (the modern historical novel) still popular today?

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1. When did Sir Walter Scott first pick up his love of historical tales?

2. Which legendary literary character is included in Sir Walter Scott's 'Ivanhoe'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning assessments are a convenient way to gauge how much you've learned about Sir Walter Scott and his novels. Some of the things that you'll be quizzed on include the name of Scott's famous series and where he picked up his love of historical tales.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • The genre Scott is credited with inventing
  • Where Scott picked up his love of historical tales
  • The legendary character included in Ivanhoe
  • Why Scott first published his novels anonymously
  • Series he is best known for

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about historical fiction in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Scott's poetry and novels
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the life and career of Sir Walter Scott

Additional Learning

Make sure to also read the lesson related to these assets. The lesson is called Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Work of Historical Fiction. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about historical novels
  • Discuss Scott's early life and poetry
  • Explore Scott's novels
  • Discuss the popularity of Scott's work
  • Explore Scott's late career
  • Discuss Scott's legacy