CLEP American Literature: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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My candle burns at both ends;

It will not last the night;

But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -

It gives a lovely light!

Question 1 1. Which of the following best describes the purpose of this poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay?

Question 2 2. George and Lennie, a strong yet dimwitted man, are the main characters of the modernist novel

Question 3 3. All of the following are considered authors of the Lost Generation EXCEPT

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Ye who love the haunts of Nature,

Love the sunshine of the meadow,

Love the shadow of the forest,

Love the wind among the branches,

And the rain-shower and the snow-storm,

And the rushing of great rivers

Through their palisades of pine-trees,

And the thunder in the mountains,

Whose innumerable echoes

Flap like eagles in their eyries; -

Listen to these wild traditions,

To this Song of Hiawatha!

Question 4 4. The passage above was written by

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Ye who love the haunts of Nature,

Love the sunshine of the meadow,

Love the shadow of the forest,

Love the wind among the branches,

And the rain-shower and the snow-storm,

And the rushing of great rivers

Through their palisades of pine-trees,

And the thunder in the mountains,

Whose innumerable echoes

Flap like eagles in their eyries; -

Listen to these wild traditions,

To this Song of Hiawatha!

Question 5 5. In this passage, ''the thunder in the mountains, / Whose innumerable echoes / Flap like eagles in their eyries'' is an example of

Question 6 6. Which of the following authors used allegory to critique Puritan beliefs in his writing?

Question 7 7. Edgar Allan Poe is considered the inventor of the

Question 8 8. Which novel uses Regionalism to tell the story of two people's travels in a raft on the Mississippi River?

Question 9 9. The literary movement that is characterized by a lack of empathy and realistic outcomes for characters, as exemplified by Jack London and Stephen Crane, is

Question 10 10. All of the following are authors of the Romantic period EXCEPT

Question 11 11. The Dharma Bums, a novel of the Beat Generation that gives a semi-autobiographical account of the author's experience with Buddhism, was written by

Question 12 12. The contemporary period of American literature is marked by characters seeking

Question 13 13. Which of the following best describes Henry David Thoreau's motivation for writing Civil Disobedience?

Question 14 14. Which of the following was written by several early American politicians to convince the public to ratify the Constitution?

Question 15 15. Which of the following was a slave in the 18th century and is the first published African American author?

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