Eugene O'Neill: Biography and Major Plays


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Which of the following are controversial topics in Eugene O'Neill's plays?

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1. Eugene O'Neill suffered from all of the following illnesses, EXCEPT:

2. Why was All God's Chillun Got Wings a controversial play?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Check your recollection of the different characters and themes in Eugene O'Neill's many plays with this worksheet and quiz. You will also be tested on the playwright's health and Pulitzer Prizes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass these assessments, students will need to know about the following plays:

  • Strange Interlude
  • Anna Christie
  • The Emperor Jones
  • Beyond the Horizon
  • The Hairy Ape
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • The Iceman Cometh

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you apply these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the life and works of Eugene O'Neill
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast plays, such as The Iceman Cometh and The Hairy Ape
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding O'Neill's life

Additional Learning

To discover more about Eugene O'Neill, you can watch the complementary video lesson titled Eugene O'Neill: Biography and Major Plays. You'll be able to learn more about his:

  • Early life and career
  • First plays, including Bound East for Cardiff and The Emperor Jones
  • Later career, Pulitzer Prizes, Nobel Prize for Literature, and death