Literature as a Response to Culture


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_____ literature is known for its formal innovation.

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1. _____ literature mirror reality in order to enact social change.

2. Modernist literature arose in response to this historical event:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your comprehension of literature as a response to the cultural influences present when it was written. Areas that would be beneficial to know more about include the type of literature that has formal innovation and literature that mirrors reality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Literary figures representative of the transcendentalist movement
  • Literature that mirrors reality
  • What Dickens and Shelley were challenging in their novels
  • The type of literature that uses formal innovation
  • When modernist literature appeared

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the literary figures representative of the transcendentalist movement
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about when modernist literature appeared
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on literature and culture

Additional Learning

Gain more understanding about literature and culture by looking at the lesson titled Literature as a Response to Culture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review what modernist literature is and the characteristics of this type of literature
  • Recall the relationship between scientific developments and literature
  • Learn about how religious movements can help explain certain types of literature