R.K. Narayan: Books & Biography


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R.K. Narayan was one of the first Indian writers to _____

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1. R.K. Narayan was raised by his _____

2. Which author helped R.K. Narayan get his novels published?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The life and works of R.K. Narayan are the focus for this quiz and worksheet. Questions will ask you about R.K. Narayan being one of the first Indian writers and how his characters differ from those in typical Western literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following topics in questions of the quiz:

  • Who raised R.K. Narayan
  • The author who helped him publish novels
  • A tragedy that shaped his future writing
  • How his characters are different from those of Western literature

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer a question about who raised Narayan
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about Narayan's characters
  • Making connections - understand how a tragedy reshaped his writing

Additional Learning

For additional review, check out the lesson titled R.K. Narayan: Books & Biography, which is where you can look at the extra content mentioned below:

  • Narayan's birthplace
  • His life before writing
  • The setting of most of his books
  • Some of the author's notable works