HP Lovecraft: Biography & Quotes

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H.P. Lovecraft was one of the earliest American horror and science fiction writers. Where did he spend most of his life?

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1. Besides Gothic weird tales, which fields of study interested H.P. Lovecraft over the course of his lifetime?

2. What affliction did H.P. Lovecraft and his parents have in common?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about H.P. Lovecraft and his writing with this quiz and worksheet combo. This resource offers the opportunity to test your understanding of his background and his studies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is intended to check what you know about:

  • Where he lived most of his life
  • The subjects and disciplines that Lovecraft studied throughout his years
  • The affliction Lovecraft shared with his parents
  • What Lovecraft said was the basis of true cosmic horror

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - revisit what you read about Lovecraft to pull out the most important aspects of his life and health
  • Knowledge application - check what you know about Lovecraft to answer questions about what he felt the basis of true cosmic horror is
  • Information recall - see if you can remember why Lovecraft is only interested in writing about horror and the weird

Additional Learning

Get more insight about Lovecraft in the accompanying lesson, HP Lovecraft: Biography & Quotes. This lesson offers more detail about:

  • His parents and his childhood
  • Why he didn't finish high school or attend college
  • His first publications
  • His short-lived marriage
  • His demise from cancer
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