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AP English: Examples of American Literary Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How did Thoreau's Civil Disobedience encourage Americans to oppose immoral government spending?

Question 2 2.

In the following stanza from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Paul Revere's Ride, which of the following words are an example of end rhyme?

He said to his friend, If the British march

By land or sea from the town to-night,

Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch

Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--

Question 3 3. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, which character trait leads to Ichabod's downfall?

Question 4 4. What are the major themes of Langston Hughes' writing?

Question 5 5. How can the Old Testaments of the Bible be applied as moral allegory to Herman Melville's Moby Dick?

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Question 6 6. Which of Uncle Tom's personal characteristics guided his interactions with others and his responses to his circumstances?

Question 7 7. What Romantic characteristic fuels the feel of escapism in the story 'Rip Van Winkle' by Washington Irving?

Question 8 8. Which Romantic characteristic is NOT found in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements about the Emily Dickinson poem Because I could not stop for Death is TRUE?

Question 10 10. Henry David Thoreau was opposed to government spending on which of the following?

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Question 11 11. Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven includes various Dark Romantic characteristics, including the supernatural. Which of the following is the best example of the supernatural in the poem?

Question 12 12. Transcendentalists valued all of the following EXCEPT _____.

Question 13 13. How did Longfellow change Paul Revere's story in order to transform the historical Revere into an appropriate hero for his poem?

Question 14 14. What does Hughes say about dreams in his poem Harlem?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poetry was popular during his time?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. How does the imagery with which Irving described the mountains and forests in ''Rip Van Winkle'' contribute to the story?

Question 18 18. Where is the setting for Of Mice and Men?

Question 19 19. In Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle,' what war does Rip Van Winkle sleep through?

Question 20 20. As Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman' begins, what just happened to Willy?

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Question 21 21. The character Lennie in Of Mice and Men is not aware of his _____.

Question 22 22. In Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado,' where does Montresor take Fortunato?

Question 23 23. Why was The Great Gatsby not well regarded by some readers when it was originally published?

Question 24 24. 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?

Question 25 25. Why was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn banned from schools and libraries?

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Question 26 26. Why is Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe still regarded as one of the most important works of fiction ever published?

Question 27 27. In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman', who thinks his life has been a 'ridiculous lie'?

Question 28 28. In Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado,' what is Fortunato's fate?

Question 29 29. How did 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn make a clear break from the formality of romanticism?

Question 30 30. In the novel, Of Mice and Men,what dream do Lennie and George share?

AP English: Examples of American Literary Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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