American Literature for Middle Grades Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How did Hemingway's journalism background likely affect his work?

Question 2 2. In Mark Twain's 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,' how does the stranger win his bet with Smiley?

Question 3 3. In Mark Twain's 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,' about whom did old Simon Wheeler eventually tell stories?

Question 4 4. Which novel is widely considered to have established Hemingway's legacy as a great American writer?

Question 5 5. Why did Huck feel the need to leave St. Petersburg?

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Question 6 6. Edgar Allan Poe's work influenced which of the following 20th century authors?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is a POEM by Edgar Allan Poe?

Question 8 8. Which of the following words has a dark connotation?

Question 9 9. How did 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn make a clear break from the formality of romanticism?

Question 10 10. How does The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn end?

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Question 11 11. In Mark Twain's 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,' who did the narrator inquire about?

Question 12 12. All of the following people could have been members of the Lost Generation along with Ernest Hemingway EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. Who were the Duke and the King?

Question 14 14. What is the prevailing moral dilemma that plagues Huck throughout the novel?

Question 15 15. What element of Edgar Allan Poe's writing sets him apart from other writers of his time?

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Question 16 16. Why was Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' significant to literature?

Question 17 17. In Mark Twain's 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,' why does the narrator decide to leave Wheeler when he does?

Question 18 18. Why was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn banned from schools and libraries?

Question 19 19. What motivated Jim during his journey?

Question 20 20. What is the basic message of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

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Question 21 21. How do Huck and Jim show that they really care for one another?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is the most accurate statement about Ernest Hemingway?

Question 23 23. Why was 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' popular with readers?

Question 24 24. Which of the following titles is a short story written by Ernest Hemingway?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that the plot reveals the hypocrisies of the time period?

American Literature for Middle Grades Chapter Exam Instructions

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