Herman Melville: Biography, Works & Style - Quiz & Worksheet


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How were Herman Melville's earliest novels different from those he wrote later in life?

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1. Herman Melville is known for his experimental writing about the fundamentals of nature; this is known as _____.

2. Which of the following is NOT a book by Herman Melville?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Call this quiz/worksheet combo a review of Herman Melville's writing, including his Dark Romantic stories and adventure tales. You will be tested on specific details about Dark Romanticism as well as on works by Melville.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The difference between Herman Melville's late and early novels
  • Author that inspired Melville's Dark Romantic writing
  • The term for and characteristics of writing about the fundamentals of nature
  • Famous stories by Herman Melville

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the life and works of Herman Melville
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding famous stories written by Herman Melville
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Dark Romanticism and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the life and works of Herman Melville, review the accompanying lesson titled Herman Melville: Biography, Works & Style. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Trace the timeline for when Herman Melville wrote some of his most famous stories
  • Define Dark Romanticism
  • Identify the styles used by Herman Melville in diction and humor