Anne Bradstreet: Poems and Biography


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According to poet Anne Bradstreeet, what is predestination?

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1. Verses Upon the Burning of Our House by Anne Bradstreet demonstrates which facets of Puritan faith?

2. According to Anne Bradstreet, where is her 'house on high erect'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These interactive learning assessments will test you on Anne Bradstreet's life and work. You'll be asked questions about the themes found in her poems and how her Puritan religion influenced her writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on the following themes and concepts:

  • Puritain religion
  • Predestination
  • Women's roles in Puritan society
  • Bradstreet's personal beliefs

Skills Practiced

These practice questions will test you on the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the accompanying lesson on Anne Bradstreet
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about early American history to answer questions about Anne Bradstreet
  • Making connections - assess how Bradstreet's writing supported and criticized Puritan beliefs

Additional Learning

To learn more about this writer, watch the accompanying lesson on the Life and Works of Anne Bradstreet. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Anne Bradstreet's life
  • Identify and summarize Bradstreet's most famous poems
  • Analyze poetic verses by Bradstreet
  • Understand Bradstreet's significance as 'America's first poet'