Introduction to English Literature Course


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Why should you study English literature?

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1. Which of the following did Shakespeare add to his plays?

2. How is 'The Lord of the Rings' connected to the past?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The overview and partnering quiz will help you understand the importance of English literature courses. Topics include how old literature influences today's culture, word and phrase inventions, and many other exciting topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to evaluate your understanding of the following:

  • Reasons to study English literature
  • William Shakespeare's creation of words
  • Inspiration for The Lord of the Rings
  • Famous literary figures

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the English literature overview
  • Making connections - use understanding from the overview to help you see how older literature influences present-day culture and literature
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about English literature in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about our English literature course, review the overview titled Introduction to English Literature Course. Covered topics include:

  • William Shakespeare's influence on language
  • Evolution of modern language
  • How modern literature pulls from old literature
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