Paul Laurence Dunbar: Biography, Famous Poems & Awards


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Paul Laurence Dunbar published many works. One of his more notable works about oppression was portrayed in what poem?

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1. Dunbar received what honorary award from President Theodore Roosevelt?

2. Dunbar's works most notably expressed which of these?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this worksheet and quiz you will learn about Paul Laurence Dunbar. Quiz questions will test you on topics like his most notable work on oppression and the award he received from President Theodore Roosevelt.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will teach you to:

  • Identify what Dunbar's works most notably expressed
  • Recognize what poet James Whitcomb Riley did for Dunbar that greatly aided his career
  • Name some buildings that were built in Dunbar's honor

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about what Dunbar's works expressed in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the buildings that were erected in Dunbar's honor

Additional Learning

Use this lesson to learn about Paul Laurence Dunbar. The lesson is entitled Paul Laurence Dunbar: Biography, Famous Poems & Awards, and it will adhere to the following study points:

  • Define dialect
  • Recall Dunbar's collections
  • Name some of his most famous works