Nadine Gordimer: Biography, Short Stories & Books


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Where did Nadine Gordimer grow up?

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1. When was Nadine Gordimer's first piece of work published?

2. What prize did Nadine Gordimer receive for her novel The Conservationist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be asked five questions about the writer Nadine Gordimer. You'll need to know where she grew up, when her first book was published, and what she wrote about.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Know where Nadine Gordimer grew up
  • Recall when her first work was published
  • Determine the prize Gordimer won for The Conservationist
  • Understand what the book Burger's Daughter was based on
  • Assess the purpose of her short story collection, Telling Tales

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Nadine Gordimer to answer when her first stories were published
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the subject matter of several Nadine Gordimer stories
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you take away the most important information from the related lesson on Nadine Gordimer

Additional Learning

For more information on this writer, read the related lesson, Nadine Gordimer: Biography, Short Stories & Books. The lesson goes over the following learning objectives:

  • Learn about Nadine Gordimer's reaction to the Sharpeville Massacre
  • Discover how old Gordimer was when she died
  • List awards Gordimer won for her writing