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Contemporary African American Writers: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin

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What role did religion play in James Baldwin's life?

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1. What was the name of James Baldwin's semi-autobiographical novel?

2. Who was the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be tested on famous works written by authors Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and James Baldwin. You will also learn about themes in modern African-American literature and how they influenced the work of these three writers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll learn:

  • The role religion played in James Baldwin's life
  • The title of Baldwin's semi-autobiographical novel
  • Awards won, and books written, by Toni Morrison
  • Common themes in modern African-American Literature
  • Alice Walker's novel that was adapted into a successful film

Skills Practiced

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

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast how Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and James Baldwin used African-American themes in their literature
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding famous books written by Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and James Baldwin
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Great Migration to the North and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and James Baldwin, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify key themes in works by Morrison, Walker and Baldwin
  • Differentiate between how Walker, Baldwin and Morrison contributed to the Civil Rights movement
  • Understand how Baldwin's upbringing influenced his semi-autobiographical novel Go Tell it on the Mountain
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