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Modernist Prose and Plays Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 'As I Lay Dying' is written using which of the following Modernist element?

Question 2 2. In Long Day's Journey Into Night, why is Tyrone most upset with Jamie?

Question 3 3. In Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, what is the pipe dream shared by the Boer War veterans?

Question 4 4. In Of Mice and Men, why does Lennie kill Curley's wife?

Question 5 5. Why is The Sound and the Fury considered a challenging novel to follow?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is TRUE about Yoknapatawpha County?

Question 7 7. In Long Day's Journey Into Night', when did Mary's morphine addiction begin?

Question 8 8. Which novel is widely considered to have established Hemingway's legacy as a great American writer?

Question 9 9. Which member of Eugene O'Neill's real-life family had tuberculosis?

Question 10 10. What was the significance of the Modernism movement?

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Question 11 11. In the novel, Of Mice and Men,what dream do Lennie and George share?

Question 12 12. Who is the narrator of The Great Gatsby?

Question 13 13. In Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, Parritt seeks advice from which character?

Question 14 14. True or False: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald had an uncomplicated and happy marriage.

Question 15 15. In Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, what caused Hickey to kill his wife, Evelyn?

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Question 16 16.

The following excerpt is from what Ernest Hemingway novel?

'Lieutenant Berrendo, watching the trail, came riding up, his thin face serious and grave. His submachine gun lay across his saddle in the crook of his left arm. Robert Jordan lay behind the tree, holding onto himself very carefully and delicately to keep his hands steady. He was waiting until the officer reached the sunlit place where the first trees of the pine forest joined the green slope of the meadow. He could feel his heart beating against the pine needle floor of the forest.'

Question 17 17. In Long Day's Journey Into Night, what did Mary intend to become before marrying Tyrone?

Question 18 18. In Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey into Night, the character of Mary verbalizes one of the themes of the play with the following dialogue: 'None of us can help the things life has done to us.' What theme is she expressing?

Question 19 19. Why does much of Steinbeck's work focus on the lives of farmers and migrant workers?

Question 20 20. Many writers of the Lost Generation were expatriates? What does this mean?

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Question 21 21. What does the rain signify in A Farewell to Arms?

Question 22 22. When was Winesburg, Ohio published?

Question 23 23. Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, Gertrude Stein, and T.S. Eliot were part of what literary group?

Question 24 24. How did F. Scott Fitzgerald support himself financially?

Question 25 25. Why did many Lost Generation writers live in Europe?

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Question 26 26. Which Steinbeck's novel includes significant Biblical imagery, particularly references to Cain and Abel?

Question 27 27. In William Faulkner's 'As I Lay Dying', Addie and Reverend Whitfield's affair resulted in whose birth?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is common criticism of the character of Catherine Barkley in A Farewell to Arms?

Question 29 29. With which one of the following is the development of The Lost Generation most closely associated?

Question 30 30. What state was William Faulkner from (that also figures in as a setting in several of his novels)?

Modernist Prose and Plays Chapter Exam Instructions

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