The Literary Realism Movement: A Response to Romanticism


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How did Realism differ from Romanticism?

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1. How did changes in the country give rise to the literary movement described as Realism?

2. Which of the following is a defining characteristic of realism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of literary Realism. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the characteristics of literary Realism and what made the time right for Realism to emerge as a literary movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Differentiating between Realism and Romanticism
  • Factors making the time right for Realism
  • Characteristics of literary Realism
  • The first accomplished Realist writer
  • Regionalism defined

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literary Realism lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the evolution of literary Realism in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a writer of literary Realism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the defining characteristic of literary Realism

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson on Literary Realism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe literary Realism
  • Compare and contrast Romanticism and Realism
  • Explain the factors leading to the emergence of literary Realism
  • Identify three characteristics of literary Realism
  • List four authors notable for literary Realism