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American Literature: Help and Review Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Eugene O'Neill suffered from all of the following EXCEPT

Question 2 2. How were Herman Melville's earliest novels different from those he wrote later in life?

Question 3 3. Macabre ideas include all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 4 4. The contemporary period of American literature grew out of what trends of modernist literature?

Question 5 5. How do Dark Romantics differ from Transcendentalists?

Question 6 6. With which one of the following is the development of The Lost Generation most closely associated?

Question 7 7. Why is The Sound and the Fury considered a challenging novel to follow?

Question 8 8. One of the devices used in poetry is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in each line of the poem. What is the name for this poetic device?

Question 9 9. In which novel did William S. Burroughs debut his cut-up style of writing, and why was it deemed controversial when it was published?

Question 10 10. In Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, what caused Hickey to kill his wife, Evelyn?

Question 11 11. The writings of the Beat Generation, and specifically Burroughs, are known for focusing on all of the following topics, EXCEPT _____.

Question 12 12. The following are all common traits of Lost Generation writing, EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. Why was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn banned from schools and libraries?

Question 14 14. The Crucible is often seen as an allegory for what historical event?

Question 15 15. In Mark Twain's 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,' how does the stranger win his bet with Smiley?

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