Primo Levi: Biography & Literary Contributions


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What was Primo Levi's nationality?

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1. Primo Levi's book, _____, details his experiences as an inmate in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

2. What was one of Primo Levi's goals for his writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Primo Levi was a notable 20th-century poet. This quiz will ask you several questions about Levi's poetic works, life experience, writing goals and influence on other writers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Identify Primo Levi's nationality
  • Name Levi's book that details his experience as a prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp
  • Recognize Levi's writing goals
  • Know why Levi wanted to write about his experiences during the Holocaust
  • Recall which American author praised Levi

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice exercising the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Levi's body of work to determine which book of his talked about his experience at Auschwitz
  • Information recall - access information you've gained regarding Primo Levi's goals as a writer
  • Reading comprehension - take away the most important facts from the related lesson on Primo Levi's contributions to literature

Additional Learning

Primo Levi: Biography & Literary Contributions is a related lesson that goes into more detail about his life and work. The lesson helps students:

  • Understand why Levi had trouble finding work after graduating from college in 1941
  • Assess the mysterious nature of Levi's death in 1987
  • Describe the literary characteristics of Levi's work