Post-Apocalyptic Literature: Definition & Books

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The events of post-apocalyptic literature occur at what time relative to an apocalyptic catastrophe?

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1. Which of these scenarios would constitute an apocalypse?

2. Which of these historical events contributed most to the creation of the modern post-apocalyptic genre?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Post-apocalyptic literature focuses on humanity and survival, and this quiz/worksheet will help test your understanding of the questions presented by post-apocalyptic literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Example of an apocalypse
  • Question posed by post-apocalyptic literature passage
  • Time setting of post-apocalyptic literature
  • Genre related to most post-apocalyptic literature
  • Two historical events that greatly contributed to the modern post-apocalyptic genre

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of apocalyptic events to understand the development of post-apocalyptic literature
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about humanity and survival in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding questions posed by post-apocalyptic literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about this literary genre, review the corresponding lesson titled Post-Apocalyptic Literature: Definition & Books. The lesson achieves the following objectives:

  • Define post-apocalyptic literature
  • Explain Sue Schopf's three questions that post-apocalyptic literature must ask
  • Provide examples of post-apocalyptic literature
  • Give summary of each example
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