Ralph Waldo Emerson: Biography, Poems, Books & Success


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Ralph Waldo Emerson is a leading figure in the intellectual history of what country?

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1. Emerson was originally engaged in what occupation?

2. Which of these is NOT a book or a poem by Emerson?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combination will help you display your understanding of American poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson. You'll be quizzed on information from his life that includes his line of work and his publications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Emerson's first occupation
  • The American Scholar and what it sparked
  • An important philosophical movement in the mid-19th century
  • Which country Emerson had the most influence in

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Emerson's career path before becoming involved in literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about his most famous works
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding his lasting impact on literature and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Find out more about the life and times of Emerson with the lesson titled Ralph Waldo Emerson: Biography, Poems, Books & Success. This lesson:

  • Provides details on his childhood in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Covers his time attending Harvard University
  • Explores the reason Emerson starts to question his faith
  • Explains various works of literature by Emerson