Truman Capote: Biography, Books & Facts


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What was a major childhood struggle that followed Capote into adulthood?

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1. Why was Capote unhappy with the film adaptation of his novella Breakfast at Tiffany's?

2. Which of Capote's texts was so dark that it led to his psychological demise?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Truman Capote was a famous American writer, and this quiz/worksheet combo will guide you through how he created some of his most famous works and how they were received. You'll be specifically tested on Capote's famous stunts and relationship with Hollywood throughout his career.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Common themes and characterization techniques in Truman Capote's work
  • Why Capote's famous essay in Esquire magazine alienated him from his friends
  • In Cold Blood and its effect on Capote's psychological state
  • Capote's critiques of the Hollywood adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Early childhood issues that influenced Truman Capote
  • Famous authors inspired by Truman Capote

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 Truman Capote lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Holly Golightly's characterization in the book and movie versions of Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Truman Capote's famous books and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Truman Capote, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how Capote's early life inspired the major themes of his work
  • Identify famous books written by Truman Capote
  • Trace Truman Capote's relationships with other famous authors and other socialites of his era