Romantic Period in Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 'The Devil and Tom Walker' is based on what famous German legend?

Question 2 2. How does Tim Burton's film adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving differ from the original?

Question 3 3. The Romantic movement would be followed by _____, which was a backlash against the ideals of Romanticism.

Question 4 4. Washington Irving helped to introduce what literary form to America?

Question 5 5. Which statement correctly compares Ben Franklin to the character Natty Bumppo?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a characteristic of lyric poems?

Question 7 7. How did Americans react to the Age of Reason fifty years after the Revolutionary War?

Question 8 8. The fact that the devil is an actual character in 'The Devil and Tom Walker' by Washington Irving represents what type of Romantic characteristic?

Question 9 9. How did Longfellow change Paul Revere's story in order to transform the historical Revere into an appropriate hero for his poem?

Question 10 10. How did Irving's travels in Europe contribute to his later development of an American style of writing?

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Question 11 11. When did Transcendentalism begin?

Question 12 12. How did immigration affect the development of Romanticism in the United States?

Question 13 13.

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,--

Question 14 14. Which characteristics of the Romantic movement were expressed through a focus on nature?

Question 15 15. 'Paul Revere's Ride' is what kind of poem?

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Question 16 16. What Romantic characteristic fuels the feel of escapism in the story 'Rip Van Winkle' by Washington Irving?

Question 17 17. Which pseudonym did Washington Irving use for The Sketch Book?

Question 18 18. In 'The Devil and Tom Walker' by Washington Irving, what does Tom represent late in his life?

Question 19 19.

The words 'sombre rafters' and 'trembling ladder' from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem 'Paul Revere're Ride' contain what literary device?

'Then he climbed the tower of the Old North Church,

By the wooden stairs, with stealthy tread,

To the belfry chamber overhead,

And startled the pigeons from their perch

On the sombre rafters, that round him made

Masses and moving shapes of shade,-

By the trembling ladder, steep and tall,

To the highest window in the wall,

Where he paused to listen and look down

A moment on the roofs of the town

And the moonlight flowing over all.'

Question 20 20. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, which character is described as having a spindle neck, huge ears, and a scarecrow's frame?

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Question 21 21. In 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' Ichabod Crane reads the work of what American colonial writer?

Question 22 22. In the story, Rip Van Winkle's personality, goals, and experiences exemplify this Romantic characteristic:

Question 23 23. What do we call someone who rarely spends money, even when it's necessary?

Question 24 24. In Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle,' what war does Rip Van Winkle sleep through?

Question 25 25. How did the style and content of Irving's writing relate to those of the American literary formats that preceded him?

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Question 26 26. American Romantic writers embraced the idea of escapism, which was a reaction to what social issue of the time?

Question 27 27. Washington Irving is known for using what literary device to poke fun of his characters and their situations?

Question 28 28. What does the swamp symbolize in 'The Devil and Tom Walker' by Washington Irving?

Question 29 29.

The following lines from Washington Irving's story 'Rip Van Winkle' illustrate what literary device?

'When the weather is fair and settled, they are clothed in blue and purple, and print their bold outlines on the clear evening sky, but, sometimes, when the rest of the landscape is cloudless, they will gather a hood of gray vapors about their summits, which, in the last rays of the setting sun, will glow and light up like a crown of glory.'

Question 30 30. Which Romantic characteristic is NOT found in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving?

Romantic Period in Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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