Karl Shapiro: Biography & Poems


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As a young man, Shapiro felt the pressure of his _____ and _____ upbringing.

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1. Which volume of poetry won the Pulitzer Prize for Karl Shapiro?

2. Where did Karl Shapiro die?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and its corresponding worksheet will bring to light what you know about the poet Karl Shapiro. Answer questions on topics that include the pressures Shapiro dealt with when he was younger and the work that won him the Pulitzer Prize.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be going over these key points:

  • The place where Shapiro died
  • Explanation of a formal verse
  • Title of Shapiro's second autobiography

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the poet Karl Shapiro
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the title of the second volume of Shapiro's autobiography and the book he wrote that won the Pulitzer Prize
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of a formal verse

Additional Learning

Study more about the poet with the accompanying lesson we've called Karl Shapiro: Biography & Poems. Use the following bullet points as a guide:

  • Details about the poet's early life
  • Forms of poetry that he used
  • His experience as an editor of literary magazines
  • Shapiro's personal life
  • The Beat Generation as a literary movement