W.E.B. Du Bois: Theories, Accomplishments & Double Consciousness


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Du Bois was the first person of color to achieve which of the following?

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1. What was Du Bois' criticism of Booker T. Washington's work?

2. In The Souls of Black Folk, what did Du Bois mean by the term double consciousness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the life and works of W.E.B. Du Bois. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the writer's education and accomplishments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Review the following with these study tools:

  • Historic achievements of W.E.B. Du Bois
  • What Du Bois fought for as a sociologist
  • Term that explains the experience of black people living in a white world
  • The organization that Du Bois helped found
  • Influence of The Souls of Black Folk
  • Where Du Bois went to school

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Du Bois' education
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the focus of W.E.B. Du Bois' advocacy

Additional Learning

Be sure to continue your studies by reviewing the accompanying lesson, W.E.B. Du Bois: Theories, Accomplishments & Double Consciousness. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify key characteristics of Du Bois' early life
  • Understand Du Bois' entry into the fight for racial equality
  • Recognize Du Bois' legacy