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Prominent American Novelists: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What was the final novel Fitzgerald completed during his lifetime?

Question 2 2. What did Ezra Pound mean when he said, Walt Whitman IS America?

Question 3 3. Which novel is widely considered to have established Hemingway's legacy as a great American writer?

Question 4 4. Why did Henry David Thoreau choose to spend two years in a cabin?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is TRUE about Yoknapatawpha County?

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Question 6 6. According to his autobiography Black Boy, what leads to Richard Wright to become an alcoholic at a very young age?

Question 7 7. Which of the following best describes Emerson's religious beliefs?

Question 8 8. Herman Melville is known for his experimental writing about the fundamentals of nature; this is known as _____.

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

Question 10 10.

In the following stanza from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Paul Revere's Ride, which of the following words are an example of end rhyme?

He said to his friend, If the British march

By land or sea from the town to-night,

Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch

Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--

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Question 11 11. Fitzgerald reached a wide audience with short stories published in which magazine?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a book by Herman Melville?

Question 13 13. In what way did Emerson believe intuition was useful?

Question 14 14. How did Thoreau make money during his time near Walden pond?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a characteristic of lyric poems?

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Question 16 16. Which phrase accurately describes F. Scott Fitzgerald's marriage to Zelda?

Question 17 17. Why did Ellison not give the narrator a name in Invisible Man?

Question 18 18. What other Dark Romantic writer inspired Herman Melville to write the novel Moby Dick?

Question 19 19. How does Captain Ahab reflect Dark Romantic ideas?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements about Thoreau's time near Walden Pond is FALSE?

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Question 21 21. What was Mark Twain's given name?

Question 22 22. What was the collection of previously published Nathaniel Hawthorne short stories called?

Question 23 23. In Henry James' Daisy Miller, why is Winterbourne drawn to Daisy?

Question 24 24. Why is The Sound and the Fury considered a challenging novel to follow?

Question 25 25. In his autobiography Black Boy, what does Richard Wright attribute his childhood hunger to?

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Question 26 26. In The Grapes of Wrath, what does Tom Joad conclude he is destined to be?

Question 27 27. Eliza and Tom jointly choose different ways to deal with their impending sale to a slave trader. Although they take differing paths, how could their actions be considered similar?

Question 28 28. In Catcher in the Rye, how do Holden's interactions with the prostitute, Sunny, end?

Question 29 29. In Willa Cather's My Antonia, why does Jim admire Antonia so much?

Question 30 30. How do Dark Romantics differ from Transcendentalists?

Prominent American Novelists: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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