W.H. Auden: Biography & Famous Poems


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About when did modernism begin?

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1. Which historical event had a large influence on modernist artists and writers?

2. How are the poetic forms that Auden used best described?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will check your knowledge of writer W. H. Auden. While taking the quiz, you will be tested on areas such as his poetic voice and views toward religion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Modernism
  • Poetic forms that Auden preferred
  • His poetic voice
  • The event that was a huge impact on modernist artists

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Auden's work
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about modernism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding his religious beliefs and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To study more about the contributions of Auden, read the lesson called W.H. Auden: Biography & Famous Poems. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details his early life in England
  • Explains the modernist movement in art
  • Covers his long poem The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue
  • Identifies the award Auden won in the 1940s