Cultural Contexts in Literature: Definition & Examples

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Culture refers to all of the following EXCEPT:

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1. My Ántonia reflects early twentieth-century American concerns about _____.

2. My Ántonia _____ depicts immigrants in particular ways that reflect American culture in 1918.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions allow you to test your ability to analyze the cultural context of a work of literature. You will need to explain how this is done and what can be learned from it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll measure your understanding of:

  • The events taking place when My Ántonia was published
  • How this book depicts immigrants
  • The benefits of looking at cultural context

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about cultural context in literature in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as culture
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what concerns are reflected in the novel My Ántonia

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this type of literary analysis, watch or read the lesson titled Cultural Contexts in Literature: Definition & Examples. This lesson allows you to explore things like:

  • The snapshot nature of literature
  • Descriptions made by Cather that reveal her own biases
  • Examples of pseudo-scientific theories of early 20th century America
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