Tony Kushner: Biography & Plays


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Kushner's experiences as both a gay man and as a Jewish person led to his interest in writing about what theme?

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1. What major movement in the 1950s and 1960s had a major effect on Kushner and how he viewed the world?

2. Kushner was influenced in his writing by what conservative U.S. president in particular?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tony Kushner is one of the most notable contemporary American playwrights, and this assessment will go over some key information on his life and literary works. The questions will test you on information you'll find in the lesson, such as notable Kushner plays and themes in his works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz also tests the following:

  • Themes drawn from Kushner's experience
  • Important historical events that influenced Kushner's works
  • Which president had an impact of Kushner's works
  • Themes in A Bright Room Called Day
  • The character Caroline in Caroline, or Change

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you accurately remember the lesson's main points on Tony Kushner's biography and literary career
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of the themes and influences in Kushner's works, especially in specific plays
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of Tony Kushner to identify important aspects of his life

Additional Learning

More information on Tony Kushner can be found in the corresponding lesson called Tony Kushner: Biography & Plays. Some topics covered in this lesson include:

  • Kushner's biography
  • Angels in America
  • A Bright Room Called Day
  • Caroline, or Change