Maurice Sendak: Biography & Works

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What prompted Maurice Sendak to seek out a career in writing and illustrating?

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1. Where was Sendak when a chance encounter led to his first illustrating jobs?

2. Which of these came first in Maurice Sendak's professional career?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use of this five-question quiz and worksheet will help assess how much you know about the life of Maurice Sendak. The quiz includes a question about events in Sendak's life and a notable award he received.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • What provoked Maurice Sendak's career in writing and illustrating
  • Sendak's chance encounter that led to opportunities in illustrating
  • The order of events in his professional career
  • Stories Sendak chose to write about
  • Which book he earned the Caldecott Medal for

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the life of Maurice Sendak
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Maurice Sendak's receipt of Caldecott Medal and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of stories Sendak leaned toward in his writing

Additional Learning

To take a closer look at this topic, review the related lesson titled Maurice Sendak: Biography & Works. Here are a few examples of what's included in this lesson:

  • The number of children's books Maurice Sendak has written
  • Details about his childhood
  • The number of books Sendak illustrated
  • A list of his most popular works
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