Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward


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Who is the author of Looking Backward?

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1. What is a utopia?

2. What is socialism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Looking Backward explores some of the ideas of a utopia. Written in 1887, after the American Civil War, it took readers to the future world of the year 2000. Test your knowledge regarding this world by completing the questions of this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment, you will test your knowledge regarding:

  • The author of Looking Backward
  • The main characters of the story
  • Utopia
  • Socialism
  • A result of Looking Backward

Skills Practiced:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the theme and elements of Looking Backward and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as utopia and socialism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the story of Looking Backward

Additional Learning

If you think you would benefit from a quick review of the material, complete the Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward lesson that comes with this assessment. After completing this lesson, you should have a better understanding of:

  • The author's motivations for writing the book
  • Plot points of the book
  • Elements of the author's utopia