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Periods of American Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why did people question their faith in humanity throughout the end of modernism?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT characteristic of the works written by Dark Romantic authors?

Question 3 3. How do the works of Dark Romantic writers differ from others during the American Renaissance?

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

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Question 6 6. Henry David Thoreau's Walden experiment helped him to become an expert _____.

Question 7 7. What do we call turning the inside out by making personal psychological experience visible?

Question 8 8. Why does Whitman use the phrase depart as air in his poem Song of Myself?

Question 9 9. Which of the choices below would most likely be used as a symbol in a Dark Romantic piece of writing?

Question 10 10. Which of the following expressions uses metaphor?

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Question 11 11. In contemporary American literature, what is the hero often on a quest for?

Question 12 12. Which Transcendentalist is considered the father of free verse poetry?

Question 13 13. The contemporary period of American literature grew out of what trends of modernist literature?

Question 14 14. How did Jim Crow laws play a role in the emergence of the Harlem Renaissance?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a reason Mark Twain is considered to be a realist writer?

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Question 16 16. How does a follower of intuitive thought guide their life?

Question 17 17. How did E.A. Robinson change the language of poetry?

Question 18 18. A review of Puritan writing would consistently reveal which of the following themes?

Question 19 19. How did changes in the country give rise to the literary movement described as Realism?

Question 20 20. How did Americans react to the Age of Reason fifty years after the Revolutionary War?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is a characteristic of literary modernism?

Question 22 22. What was the countercultural movement in the contemporary period called?

Question 23 23. What does the term 'The Lost Generation' refer to?

Question 24 24. What is a meter in poetry?

Question 25 25. This image is an example of what device?

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Question 26 26. When did the contemporary period of American literature start?

Question 27 27. What issues influenced the literature in 17th century America?

Question 28 28. Which of the following did NOT fuel the growth of modernism in literature in the United States?

Question 29 29. Symbolism is a technique by which _____.

Question 30 30. Why are characters in Dark Romantic literature often mad or deranged?

Periods of American Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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