Overview of Literary Modernism: Authors, Context, and Style


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Approximately when was modernist literature produced?

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1. Why was Lady Chatterley's Lover controversial?

2. Which major world event had a profound influence on the modernist movement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of literary Modernism by seeing how well you score on this short quiz. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the origins of Modernism in literature as well as stylistic features of Modernism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions on the following:

  • The time period during which Modernist literature was written
  • Irish Modernist writers
  • The world event that coincided with the beginning of the Modernist movement
  • What Modernism was a direct response to
  • Stylistic features of Modernism

Skills Practiced

Work on developing the following skills while you use these study tools:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literary Modernism lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what led to the rise of Modernism and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding famous Modernist writers

Additional Learning

Deepen your knowledge of this literary movement by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Overview of Literary Modernism: Authors, Context, and Style. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define literary Modernism
  • Identify four British literary Modernists
  • Know five stylistic conventions of literary Modernism
  • Understand literary Modernism as a reaction to world events of the time