PLACE English: Modern American Authors Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Who introduced the term 'The Lost Generation'?

Question 2 2. Which writer is best known for choosing to write in seemingly simple prose, using dialogue, silences, and action to convey emotion?

Question 3 3. Fitzgerald reached a wide audience with short stories published in which magazine?

Question 4 4. Which novel is widely considered to have established Hemingway's legacy as a great American writer?

Question 5 5. The following are all common traits of Lost Generation writing, EXCEPT:

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is TRUE about many of the characters in Steinbeck's works?

Question 7 7. In The Grapes of Wrath, what does Tom Joad conclude he is destined to be?

Question 8 8. What is the third novel in the Snopes trilogy by William Faulkner in addition to The Hamlet and The Town?

Question 9 9. Eugene O'Neill suffered from all of the following EXCEPT

Question 10 10. All of the following people could have been members of the Lost Generation along with Ernest Hemingway EXCEPT:

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Question 11 11. Which Eugene O'Neill's play is about a coal stoker undergoing a crisis of class?

Question 12 12. Which Steinbeck's novel includes significant Biblical imagery, particularly references to Cain and Abel?

Question 13 13. Which heavily autobiographical Eugene O'Neill play includes characters based on his family members?

Question 14 14. Paul Robeson rose to fame in part due to which Eugene O'Neill play?

Question 15 15. What was the final novel Fitzgerald completed during his lifetime?

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Question 16 16. Eugene O'Neill won Pulitzer Prizes for all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 17 17. Why did many Lost Generation writers live in Europe?

Question 18 18. Which phrase accurately describes F. Scott Fitzgerald's marriage to Zelda?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is a characteristic of literary modernism?

Question 20 20. With which one of the following is the development of The Lost Generation most closely associated?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is TRUE about Yoknapatawpha County?

Question 22 22. When did modernism in American literature take place?

Question 23 23. Why is This Side of Paradise considered a Modernist novel?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is the most accurate statement about Ernest Hemingway?

Question 25 25. Which of the following titles is a short story written by Ernest Hemingway?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is John Steinbeck's non-fiction account of his journey across America in 1960?

Question 27 27. Why did Faulkner go to Hollywood to write screenplays?

Question 28 28. Requiem for a Nun is a sequel to which novel?

Question 29 29. How did F. Scott Fitzgerald support himself financially?

Question 30 30. Why is The Sound and the Fury considered a challenging novel to follow?

PLACE English: Modern American Authors Chapter Exam Instructions

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