World Literature: Major Authors & Works


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Which of the following is a true statement about great world literature?

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1. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about The Odyssey?

2. The Nigerian novel Things Fall Apart is one of the great works of world literature. Which of the following traits is the most necessary to earn that recognition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the various well-known works and authors of world literature. Some things you'll be assessed on include what constitutes 'great' world literature, facts about popular works in world literature, and the cause of success for famous works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Why certain works of world literature are considered 'great'
  • Facts about Homer's The Odyssey
  • Reasons for the success of Things Fall Apart
  • The main theme of A Doll's House
  • Identifying works based on their themes

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about world literature
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding world literature and the relevant authors and works
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the themes of various works of world literature and interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called World Literature: Major Authors & Works. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining 'world literature'
  • Don Quixote
  • War and Peace
  • The Recognition of Sakuntala
  • A Doll's House