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William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography

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What was William Blake's primary source of income?

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1. From whom did William Blake learn his style of illuminated printing?

2. In William Blake's The Tyger, why is the speaker questioning God's creation of the title creature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

William Blake was an English poet and visual artists active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of William Blake's life and specific works. Some things you'll be assessed on include Blake's primary source of income, from whom Blake learned his style of illuminated printing, and why the narrator of Blake's 'The Tyger' questions God's decision to make the title creature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Blake's primary source of income during his life
  • From whom Blake learned his style of illuminated printing
  • Why the narrator of Blake's 'The Tyger' questions God's decision to make the title creature
  • With whom Blake depicts himself interacting in one of his most famous works
  • Identifying specific works of Blake by individual lines

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding William Blake's primary source of income
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Blake's poem, 'The Tyger'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on Blake's style of illuminated printing and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about William Blake's life and works, review the accompanying lesson titled William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Early life and visions
  • Illuminated printing
  • Major works
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