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The Lost Generation: Expatriate Writers of the 20th Century

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Who introduced the term 'The Lost Generation'?

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1. With what is the development of The Lost Generation most closely associated?

2. The following are all common traits of Lost Generation writing, EXCEPT:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

In the wake of World War I, a group of American writers settled in Europe and began exploring themes that expressed a sense of disillusionment and despair that arose from the war's destruction and death and the overall loss of traditional values and hope for the future. This quiz/worksheet combo explains the Lost Generation writers and their work, and helps you understand how they captured the often destructive mood of the post-war era.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Factors that shaped the Lost Generation
  • Characteristics of the work of the Lost Generation writers
  • Person who introduced the name 'The Lost Generation'
  • Innovations in literary styles
  • The gathering hub of the Lost Generation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowldge application - use your knowledge to explain the views and literary works of the Lost Generation
  • Distingshing differences - compare and contrast the writing of the Lost Generation writers with novels and writing from the second half of the 19th century
  • Making connections - examine how the themes of Lost Generation writers reflect a sense of lost innocence and despair

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the Lost Generation and expatriate writers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the term Lost Generation
  • Know the major expatriate writers and their works
  • Describe the themes Lost Generation writers embraced in their writing
  • List examples of new writing techniques and styles
  • Understand why some writers rejected American life and settled in Europe
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