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Question 1 1. Defying social norms is a common theme of the American Contemporary period in literature, as represented in:
Question 2 2. Your English teacher is planning on covering Edward Albee's play 'The Zoo Story' which presents being alone in a meaningless life. What genre of plays does this represent?
Question 3 3. Depicting complex mental states through language can be considered representative of the _____ style of Contemporary American literature, as demonstrated in William S. Burroughs' 'Naked Lunch'.
Question 4 4. Washington Irving often wrote under a pseudonym. What does this mean?
Question 5 5. Which of the following stories by Washington Irving is a teaching against the evils of greed and corruption?
Question 6 6. Which character by James Fenimore Cooper draws upon the Romantic element of the common man as a hero?
Question 7 7. The discussion and exploration of gender roles is a key concept of 'The Story of an Hour' by Kate Chopin, which bears thematic similarities to Zora Neale Hurston's novel:
Question 8 8. If the dream of racial equality discussed by Langston Hughes in 'Harlem' is not given, who does he imply pays the price?
Question 9 9. W.E.B. Du Bois' term double consciousness MOST accurately describes what it was like for African-Americans living in:
Question 10 10. Drawing conclusions is generally the _____ step in the literature analysis process.
Question 11 11. John is reading a book with an omniscient narrator. What IS a characteristic of this type of narration?
Question 12 12. Your English teacher uses a popular comic book to illustrate onomatopoeia, or a literary device that occurs when _____.
Question 13 13. What was the significance of the Modernism movement?
Question 14 14. William Faulkner's Modernist masterpiece, 'As I Lay Dying', utilized over a dozen different narrators to tell his audience about the story of the Bundren family through the _____ style.
Question 15 15. Which of the following aspects contributed to the uniqueness of 'Winesburg, Ohio' that was written by Sherwood Anderson?
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