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Foundational Works of American Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements is a characteristic of literary modernism?

Question 2 2. When did modernism in American literature take place?

Question 3 3. When did the contemporary period of American literature start?

Question 4 4. What was the countercultural movement in the contemporary period called?

Question 5 5. How did 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn make a clear break from the formality of romanticism?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that the plot reveals the hypocrisies of the time period?

Question 7 7. The character Lennie in Of Mice and Men is not aware of his _____.

Question 8 8. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, what is a main theme relating to the title?

Question 9 9. How did Realism differ from Romanticism?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is a defining characteristic of realism?

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Question 11 11. In Kate Chopin's The Awakening, why is Edna dissatisfied with her life?

Question 12 12. In Kate Chopin's The Awakening, which of the following is NOT one of the reasons Edna chose to walk into the water?

Question 13 13. Which of the following did NOT contribute to the rise of the Harlem Renaissance?

Question 14 14. _____ was a shared focus of the writers and artists who participated in the Harlem Renaissance.

Question 15 15. Various Native American tribes had stories that explained how mountains were created or why spring occurs. How would these stories have been documented?

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Question 16 16. What issues influenced the literature in 17th century America?

Question 17 17. Henry David Thoreau was opposed to government spending on which of the following?

Question 18 18. How did Thoreau's Civil Disobedience encourage Americans to oppose immoral government spending?

Question 19 19. Based on what happened to both Cora and Uncas in The Last of the Mohicans, how were interracial romances viewed during that time?

Question 20 20. What collection of novels includes the The Last of the Mohicans?

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Question 21 21. Henry David Thoreau's Walden experiment helped him to become an expert _____.

Question 22 22. Which Transcendentalist is considered the father of free verse poetry?

Question 23 23. Who wrote The Great Gatsby?

Question 24 24. What does the green light signify in The Great Gatsby?

Question 25 25. Which of the following did NOT fuel the growth of modernism in literature in the United States?

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Question 26 26. The contemporary period of American literature grew out of what trends of modernist literature?

Question 27 27. Why was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn banned from schools and libraries?

Question 28 28. Where is the setting for Of Mice and Men?

Question 29 29. What is Regionalism?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons that Kate Chopin's The Awakening gained so much attention?

Foundational Works of American Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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