Modernism in American Literature


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When did modernism in American literature take place?

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

2. Which of the following did NOT fuel the growth of modernism in literature in the United States?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of elements of modernism in American literature. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the birth and growth of modernism in American literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The birth of modernism in American literature
  • Differences between modernism and earlier literary movements
  • The growth of modernism in literature
  • The Lost Generation
  • Choices modernist writers made distinguishing them from previous generations

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related elements of modernism in American literature lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the differences between modernism and other literary movements
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the growth of modernism in American literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Lost Generation

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson called Modernism in American Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define modernism
  • Know how modernism emerged as a literary movement in the United States
  • Identify the characteristics of literary modernism
  • Understand how F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway can be seen through the lens of literary modernism