Prominent American Novelists Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, who recruits the narrator as a speaker?

Question 2 2. How does Holden Caulfield start to tell his story in Catcher in the Rye?

Question 3 3. How did F. Scott Fitzgerald support himself financially?

Question 4 4. How did Longfellow change Paul Revere's story in order to transform the historical Revere into an appropriate hero for his poem?

Question 5 5. Why did Henry David Thoreau choose to spend two years in a cabin?

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Question 6 6. What makes Willa Carther's My Antonia unique for its time?

Question 7 7. How does Captain Ahab reflect Dark Romantic ideas?

Question 8 8. What kind of story is Henry James well known for?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. In The Grapes of Wrath, what does Tom Joad conclude he is destined to be?

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Question 11 11. What does Willa Cather's My Antonia reveal about American life during that time?

Question 12 12. Why is Willa Cather's My Antonia such a lasting literary masterpiece?

Question 13 13. As a result of Mark Twain's writing style and story choices, what literary movements did he help to create?

Question 14 14. What was the final novel Fitzgerald completed during his lifetime?

Question 15 15. What is the battle royal in Invisible Man?

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Question 16 16. Why did Emerson admire children?

Question 17 17. What is the third novel in the Snopes trilogy by William Faulkner in addition to The Hamlet and The Town?

Question 18 18. Which of Uncle Tom's personal characteristics guided his interactions with others and his responses to his circumstances?

Question 19 19. Why was Henry James so successful as a writer?

Question 20 20. What was the collection of previously published Nathaniel Hawthorne short stories called?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following BEST describes how Holden Caulfield feels about most people in Catcher in the Rye?

Question 22 22. In his autobiography Black Boy, why does Richard Wright part ways with the Communists?

Question 23 23. How was Longfellow influenced by the Romantic period?

Question 24 24. Which of the following experiences had the biggest influence on Mark Twain's writing?

Question 25 25. Despite the fact that the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin had great impact at the time, what was NOT a consequence of the book's popularity?

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Question 26 26. Why is Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe still regarded as one of the most important works of fiction ever published?

Question 27 27. As a transcendentalist, why was Henry David Thoreau not interested in travel?

Question 28 28. In what way did Emerson believe intuition was useful?

Question 29 29. What other Dark Romantic writer inspired Herman Melville to write the novel Moby Dick?

Question 30 30. Why did Nathaniel Hawthorne change his last name from 'Hathorne'?

Prominent American Novelists Chapter Exam Instructions

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