Stephen Crane: Biography, Poems & Books


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Due to its graphic content, which novel did Crane decide to self-publish?

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1. Crane is noted as being one of the foreground writers of what style in literature?

2. Which of the following best describe Crane's writing style?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of Stephen Crane. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes the style of writing Crane used in his works as well as the event that inspired Crane's most famous short story, 'The Open Boat.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Crane's self-published novel containing graphic content unsettling to publishers
  • Style of writing attributed to Crane's work
  • Inspiration for Crane's short story 'The Open Boat'
  • Primary goal of Crane's writing

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Stephen Crane
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about 'The Open Boat' and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about distinctive qualities of Crane's writing style

Additional Learning

To learn more about this 19th century American author, review the accompanying lesson called Stephen Crane: Biography, Poems & Books. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Relate a brief biography of Stephen Crane
  • Tell what are considered to be Crane's most famous novel and short story
  • Understand Crane's literary impact in his brief but prolific life