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American Prose for 10th Grade Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In The Grapes of Wrath, what does Tom Joad conclude he is destined to be?

Question 2 2. What happened when Henry David Thoreau refused to pay the poll tax?

Question 3 3. What are two main themes conveyed in 'The Old Man and the Sea'?

Question 4 4. What is one way in which Santiago demonstrates his determination while at sea?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements about Thoreau's time near Walden Pond is FALSE?

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Question 6 6. As a transcendentalist, why was Henry David Thoreau not interested in travel?

Question 7 7. Give an example that conveys the theme of religion connecting people to the cyclical nature of life.

Question 8 8. Why is Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe still regarded as one of the most important works of fiction ever published?

Question 9 9. What was Edith Wharton's breakthrough novel, published in 1905?

Question 10 10. How can the Old Testament of the Bible be applied as a moral allegory to Herman Melville's Moby Dick?

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Question 11 11. Who were the protagonists of Kate Chopin's stories?

Question 12 12. Hemingway was said to posses a minimalist writing style. What does that mean?

Question 13 13. Why do so many people call this novel the greatest war novel?

Question 14 14. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' what image begins to haunt the narrator?

Question 15 15. How does The Custom of the Country satirize the institution of marriage?

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Question 16 16. The narrator of 'Moby Dick' opens the story with what famous line?

Question 17 17. In Kate Chopin's The Awakening, which of the following is NOT one of the reasons Edna chose to walk into the water?

Question 18 18. Why is Kate Chopin considered a regionalist writer?

Question 19 19. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' why did Gilman use postpartum depression as the source of the narrator's sickness?

Question 20 20. In Captain's Ahab mind, what does Moby Dick symbolize that motivates his obsession with the beast?

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Question 21 21. In Kate Chopin's The Awakening, why doesn't Robert pursue an affair with Edna?

Question 22 22. Which short story of Chopin captures the emotions of a female protagonist as she copes with her husband's supposed death?

Question 23 23. Who is the protagonist of Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour'?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons that Kate Chopin's The Awakening gained so much attention?

Question 25 25. Eliza and Tom jointly choose different ways to deal with their impending sale to a slave trader. Although they take differing paths, how could their actions be considered similar?

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Question 26 26. In Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour,' what would a happy ending for the protagonist look like?

Question 27 27. Why does much of Steinbeck's work focus on the lives of farmers and migrant workers?

Question 28 28. Which novel earned Edith Wharton the Pulitzer Prize?

Question 29 29. Why did Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening' initially cause controversy?

Question 30 30. How did Thoreau make money during his time near Walden pond?

American Prose for 10th Grade Chapter Exam Instructions

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