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Tennessee Williams: Biography, Works, and Style

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What is Tennessee Williams best known for?

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1. Why did Tennessee Williams' father pull him out of school to work in a shoe factory?

2. What was Tennessee Williams first major hit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tennessee Williams was one of the 20th century's most famous writers, with enduring works such as A Streetcar Named Desire. This quiz will have you recall facts about both Williams' early life and his writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This Tennessee Williams quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall where Tennessee Williams spent his early childhood
  • Remember his closest friend growing up
  • Recollect Williams' first major hit
  • Identify major themes of Southern Gothic literature
  • Analyze Hart Crane's poem, 'The Broken Tower'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information from the lesson on the life and works of Tennessee Williams
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not a major theme of Southern Gothic literature
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained regarding Tennessee Williams

Additional Learning

The lesson on the life and works of Tennessee Williams covers the following objectives:

  • Provide a biography of Williams' life
  • List famous works by Williams
  • Explain how his life influenced his works
  • Identify elements of Williams' style
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