Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio: Summary and Analysis


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Why was Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio unique?

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1. Sherwood Anderson connected the stories in Winesburg, Ohio with all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

2. What do all of the characters in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio seem to share?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

In 'Winesburg, Ohio', Sherwood Anderson portrays middle America realistically, rather than idealistically. If you answer the quiz and worksheet questions, before or after the lesson, then you will know more about the unique aspects and significance of this novel.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet address:

  • Elements of the novel that make it stand out
  • Themes that bind the stories together
  • Elements of characterization
  • Literary movement associated with 'Winesburg, Ohio'
  • Cultural influences at work on the author

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information regarding the characteristics of Sherwood Anderson's 'Winesburg, Ohio'
  • Critical thinking-use your knowledge of this work to consider what made it innovative and unique
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the literary movement the novel is a part of

Additional Learning

You can find out more about this work in the lesson, Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio: Summary and Analysis. This lesson will help you:

  • Know the historical background of the time period
  • Recognize the characters and themes that reoccur
  • Analyze how this novel compared to other portrayals of American life