The New Colossus: Summary & Analysis


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The New Colossus was written by what American author?

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1. The New Colossus was written in an Italian sonnet form that divides the poem by rhyme groups into an octave followed by a sestet, called a…

2. This poem and the monument to which it refers have become symbols of the hopes and dreams of what group of people?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will display your knowledge of The New Colossus. Be prepared to be tested on who wrote it and where it is displayed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on the following:

  • American author of The New Colossus
  • Poem's classification
  • Italian word for 'turn'
  • National monument displaying the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the The New Colossus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who wrote the poem
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the poem's form in a different light

Additional Learning

If you are interested in more information about the poem, review the accompanying lesson titled The New Colossus: Summary & Analysis. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details who wrote the poem
  • Explains its style form
  • Defines 'turn' in Italian
  • Explores the poem's impact on American citizens and those who wanted to become citizens