Literature in 1930s America


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What event marked the 1930s and shaped the literature for the decade?

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1. Which author wrote much of his work using the literary technique called stream of consciousness?

2. Which is recognized as the most popular romance novel and movie of all time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These multiple-choice assessments will quiz your knowledge of the themes of American literature in the 1930s. Topics include an event that had a major impact on literature in the 1930s and an author during the period who used a stream of consciousness literary technique.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you understand these points for the quiz:

  • One of the most popular romance novels of all time that came from the 1930s
  • Important role associated with The Grapes of Wrath
  • Difference between Our Town and other well-known works of literature from the period

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Our Town with other popular literary works on the 1930s
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an American author from the 1930s who used the stream of consciousness as a literary technique
  • Making connections - use your understanding of a major historical event and how it's connected to American literature of the 1930s

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about the decade, you can review the lesson named Literature in 1930s America. The following areas will be covered:

  • Popular American authors from the 1930s
  • Importance of literature during this period of history
  • Awards for The Grapes of Wrath