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American Literary Developments Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is a reason Mark Twain is considered to be a realist writer?

Question 2 2. What is Regionalism?

Question 3 3. How have people's perceptions of Leaves of Grass changed over the years?

Question 4 4. What did Ezra Pound mean when he said, Walt Whitman IS America?

Question 5 5. What was a pivotal moment in the speaking life of Frederick Douglass?

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Question 6 6. What proved to be the most important skill that Frederick Douglass learned as a young child?

Question 7 7. What followed Mark Twain's fun childhood adventures?

Question 8 8. What was Mark Twain's given name?

Question 9 9. Which short story of Chopin captures the emotions of a female protagonist as she copes with her husband's supposed death?

Question 10 10. With what region is Kate Chopin most closely associated with?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements about Thoreau's time near Walden Pond is FALSE?

Question 12 12. Which prominent American writer owned the land that Thoreau lived on?

Question 13 13. Who was Margaret Fuller's teacher for most of her childhood?

Question 14 14. Who is Margaret Fuller?

Question 15 15. How does Daisy Miller end?

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Question 16 16. What kind of story is Henry James well known for?

Question 17 17. Ralph Waldo Emerson is a leading figure in the intellectual history of what country?

Question 18 18. Emerson was originally engaged in what occupation?

Question 19 19. According to the Transcendentalists, what is the 'eternal ONE'?

Question 20 20. How does a follower of intuitive thought guide their life?

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Question 21 21. Other than exposing the evils of slavery in the American South, what motivation likely drove Harriet Beecher Stowe to write Uncle Tom's Cabin?

Question 22 22. Despite the fact that the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin had great impact at the time, what was NOT a consequence of the book's popularity?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements about the Emily Dickinson poem Because I could not stop for Death is TRUE?

Question 24 24. How are most Emily Dickinson poems identified?

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements about Edith Wharton is TRUE?

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Question 26 26. How does The Custom of the Country satirize the institution of marriage?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is a defining characteristic of realism?

Question 28 28. Which of the following are transcendentalist themes written about by Whitman?

Question 29 29. How did Frederick Douglass escape his life as a slave?

Question 30 30. Which of the following experiences had the biggest influence on Mark Twain's writing?

American Literary Developments Chapter Exam Instructions

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