William Stafford: Biography & Poems

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William Stafford was sent to work camps during World War II. When he finished school, what was the focus of his thesis, and why was he sent to the camps?

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1. While Stafford was in the camps he began a tradition around writing that he continued when he had a family. Why did he continue to write in the early mornings?

2. William Stafford's teaching philosophy springs from his religious experiences. How did he describe his philosophy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

William Stafford remains one of the most notable American poets of the 20th Century. You can assess you understanding of his life and works by taking this online assessment. These quiz questions will help you reinforce your knowledge of Stafford's biography, poems and achievements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment questions to test yourself on:

  • Facts about Stafford's early life
  • Stafford's writing process
  • Stafford's teaching philosophy
  • Notable works of Stafford's
  • The effect of his works

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see how well you can recall the most notable moments from Stafford's biography, as well as his most notable works
  • Making connections - make sure that you can make the connections between the events of Stafford's early life and his late writings and writing methods
  • Knowledge application - check to ensure that you can apply your knowledge of Stafford's works to identify themes of his works and his literary achievements

Additional Learning

Even more information on William Stafford can be found in the associated lesson called William Stafford: Biography & Poems. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Stafford's early life
  • Stafford's poetry
  • Stafford's literary accomplishments
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