Literature of the Contemporary Period: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the subject of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play Death of a Salesman ?

Question 2 2. Which of the following examples from Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man BEST exemplifies the use of rhythm and tone?

Question 3 3. In contemporary American literature, what is the hero often on a quest for?

Question 4 4. Although The Crucible is based on real people and real events, why is it considered a work of fiction?

Question 5 5. Why is Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie known as the memory play?

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Question 6 6. Why does Tituba confess to witchcraft in The Crucible by Arthur Miller?

Question 7 7. The character Esperanza in The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a Chicana, which means she is of _____ descent.

Question 8 8. Which character rose to power by manipulating white people's understanding of him?

Question 9 9. In Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, black nationalism is represented by which character?

Question 10 10. As Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman' begins, what just happened to Willy?

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Question 11 11. How does Holden Caulfield start to tell his story?

Question 12 12. Why has Maya Angelou's poetry been criticized?

Question 13 13. What is the major theme of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie?

Question 14 14. In Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, the struggle to adapt to cultural changes is represented by all of the following characters, EXCEPT _____.

Question 15 15. Audiences of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams were shocked by all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

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Question 16 16. In Edward Albee's The Zoo Story, how does Jerry get stabbed?

Question 17 17. In Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, who recruits the narrator as a speaker?

Question 18 18. Why are the ducks in Central Park important to get a full understanding of Holden from Catcher in the Rye?

Question 19 19. Arthur Miller's work is best known for portraying what themes?

Question 20 20. The Crucible by Arthur Miller centers on the intolerance of which group?

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Question 21 21. How was Kerouac's last book, Big Sur, similar to his life?

Question 22 22. According to Richard Wright in his autobiography Black Boy, what do Southern white people want black people to do?

Question 23 23. Through whose eyes do we experience The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams?

Question 24 24. When did the contemporary period of American literature start?

Question 25 25. In Esperanza's opinion, the titular house on Mango Street in the novel by Sandra Cisneros is all of the following, EXCEPT that it is _____.

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Question 26 26. What do we call turning the inside out by making personal psychological experience visible?

Question 27 27. In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman', what caused Biff to lose faith in his father?

Question 28 28. In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, who tells Willy that he's not a leader of men, but just a hard-working, average guy?

Question 29 29. The Beat Generation can be best compared to which previous cultural, literary, or religious movement?

Question 30 30. Which statement accurately describes the Beat Generation?

Literature of the Contemporary Period: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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