Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works


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What is George Eliot's real name?

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1. What theme/trope really drives George Eliot's work?

2. What is George Eliot's epic, eight-book pastoral novel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Who was George Eliot, really? You'll need to be able to answer this and other questions about Eliot's writing and life in order to pass this short quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Evaluate yourself with questions on the following:

  • George Eliot's real name
  • Major theme in Eliot's work
  • Eliot's eight-book pastoral novel
  • A scandal in Eliot's life
  • What brings salvation to Silas Marner

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the author George Eliot
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important novels written by Eliot, such as Silas Marner
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a notable scandal surrounding Eliot

Additional Learning

The associated lesson, Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works, takes a closer look at this famous writer. You'll complete the following objectives while studying the lesson:

  • Recognize Eliot's true identity and the reason for the pen name
  • Review Eliot's early life
  • Explore key novels by Eliot, such as Adam Bede