AP English: American Literary Periods and Movements Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In contemporary American literature, what is the hero often on a quest for?

Question 2 2. What do we call turning the inside out by making personal psychological experience visible?

Question 3 3. All of the following are naturalist works, EXCEPT _____.

Question 4 4. Various Native American tribes had stories that explained how mountains were created or why spring occurs. How would these stories have been documented?

Question 5 5. When did modernism in American literature take place?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following BEST describes the Transcendentalists?

Question 7 7. Which Transcendentalist is considered the father of free verse poetry?

Question 8 8. Which of the choices below would most likely be used as a symbol in a Dark Romantic piece of writing?

Question 9 9. All of the following are examples of traditional American values at the beginning of the contemporary period, EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT characteristic of the works written by Dark Romantic authors?

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Question 11 11. How did changes in the country give rise to the literary movement described as Realism?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a defining characteristic of realism?

Question 13 13. What of the following is NOT a naturalist author?

Question 14 14. Why is the use of language in H.D.'s Oread considered unique?

Question 15 15. What is Amy Lowell's poem Autumn about?

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Question 16 16. How did Realism differ from Romanticism?

Question 17 17. How was Thanatopsis typical of Romantic literature?

Question 18 18. W. E. B. Dubois is famous for all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 19 19. This image is an example of what device?

Question 20 20. Why did people question their faith in humanity throughout the end of modernism?

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Question 21 21. How did Americans react to the Age of Reason fifty years after the Revolutionary War?

Question 22 22. What does the term 'The Lost Generation' refer to?

Question 23 23. Zora Neale Hurston is famous for writing _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following did NOT fuel the growth of modernism in literature in the United States?

Question 25 25. What is free verse?

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Question 26 26. What is a common theme that runs through many different American Indian literature pieces?

Question 27 27. What is Regionalism?

Question 28 28. What is Imagism?

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements is a characteristic of literary modernism?

Question 30 30. Which author coined the phrase 'The Human Beast'?

AP English: American Literary Periods and Movements Chapter Exam Instructions

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