Nelson Algren: Books & Short Stories


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The short story _____ by Nelson Algren is one you should read if you want to consider the morality of guilt.

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1. Nelson Algren's book Chicago: City on the Make explores the 120-year history of Chicago from whose perspective?

2. Which of Nelson Algren's books won a National Book Award?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nelson Algren was a 20th-century American writer. This quiz/worksheet will assess your understanding of key points like one of his short stories that deals with guilt and the perspective from his book Chicago: City on the Make.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be answering questions on the following:

  • One of Algren's books that won a National Book Award
  • His book A Walk on the Wild Side
  • The first story Algren published

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Nelson Algren
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the first story Algren published in his career and the book that won him a National Book Award
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Algren's books Chicago: City on the Make and A Walk on the Wild Side

Additional Learning

Nelson Algren wrote many works during his lifetime. To learn more about his career, you can review the lesson entitled Nelson Algren: Books & Short Stories. These topics will be discussed:

  • The city Algren wrote about the most
  • Details about some of the books he wrote
  • The topic of The Face on the Barroom Floor