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American Romantic Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT characteristic of the works written by Dark Romantic authors?

Question 2 2. What happens to the main character in Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart?

Question 3 3. Which of the choices below would most likely be used as a symbol in a Dark Romantic piece of writing?

Question 4 4. How do the works of Dark Romantic writers differ from others during the American Renaissance?

Question 5 5. Why are characters in Dark Romantic literature often mad or deranged?

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Question 6 6. Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote which of these famous Dark Romantic poems?

Question 7 7. In Dark Romanticism, boredom with life is often characteristic of _____.

Question 8 8. The Dark Romantic fascination with melancholia can best be seen in which work by Edgar Allan Poe

Question 9 9. A killer is driven mad by guilt in what short story by Dark Romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe?

Question 10 10. Charles Baudelaire's poem 'A Carcass' can best be described as an example of what characteristic of of Dark Romanticism?

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Question 11 11. Besides Gothic weird tales, which fields of study interested H.P. Lovecraft over the course of his lifetime?

Question 12 12. H.P. Lovecraft was one of the earliest American horror and science fiction writers. Where did he spend most of his life?

Question 13 13. Choose the best answer. Why does H.P. Lovecraft say that he has no interest in writing fiction in genres other than horror and the weird?

Question 14 14. What affliction did H.P. Lovecraft and his parents have in common?

Question 15 15. According to H.P. Lovecraft, what is the basis of true cosmic horror?

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Question 16 16. Why did Nathaniel Hawthorne change his last name from 'Hathorne'?

Question 17 17. What was the collection of previously published Nathaniel Hawthorne short stories called?

Question 18 18. How do Dark Romantics differ from Transcendentalists?

Question 19 19. Which of the following stories was influenced by Nathaniel Hawthorne's time at the utopian community Brook Farm?

Question 20 20. Which of the following works by Nathaniel Hawthorne is about a woman with an illegitimate daughter overcoming social discrimination?

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Question 21 21. Herman Melville is known for his experimental writing about the fundamentals of nature; this is known as _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following BEST describes Melville's style of writing?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a book by Herman Melville?

Question 24 24. How does Captain Ahab reflect Dark Romantic ideas?

Question 25 25. How were Herman Melville's earliest novels different from those he wrote later in life?

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Question 26 26. What event served as a catalyst for Edgar Allan Poe to begin writing in earnest to earn a living?

Question 27 27. Edgar Allan Poe's work influenced which of the following 20th century authors?

Question 28 28. Why was Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' significant to literature?

Question 29 29. What element of Edgar Allan Poe's writing sets him apart from other writers of his time?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a POEM by Edgar Allan Poe?

American Romantic Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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