Norman Mailer: Biography, Books & Essays


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Where was Norman Mailer born?

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1. How old was Mailer when he started at Harvard?

2. Which was Mailer's first novel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Norman Mailer published many novels and essays during his life. Check your knowledge of these works and his life by using this combination quiz/worksheet. The quiz will ask you questions about Mailer's place of birth and his age when he began at Harvard.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools test you on the following aspects of Norman Mailer's works:

  • His first novel
  • Novel that won the Pulitzer Prize
  • The controversial biography about a famous actress

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about author Norman Mailer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding his personal life
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Mailer's written works

Additional Learning

Study more about this writer by reading the lesson titled, Norman Mailer: Biography, Books & Essays. The following objectives are covered:

  • Identify the type of writing on which Mailer focused
  • Learn about his most famous works
  • Read about his erratic behavior
  • Understand the importance of his work