1. Which was not a reason the American Civil War was fought? (Points : 10)

       access to the railway system
       states' rights
       economics
       slavery

 

2. Who were the authors of the novels The Scarlet Letter and Moby Dick? (Points : 10)

       Dickinson and Whitman
       Poe and Whitman
       Emerson and Thoreau
       Hawthorne and Melville

 

3. What European literary movement emphasized individual expression in art and individual rights in politics and directly influenced the flowering of the first significant American literature? (Points : 10)

       Stoicism
       Calvinism
       Empiricism
       Romanticism

 

4. What period of time refers to the span of American literary history referred to as the American Renaissance? (Points : 10)

       1492-1550
       1825-1865
       1900-1950
       1777-1810

 

5. Who is considered the father of the modern-day short story? (Points : 10)

       Herman Melville
       Walt Whitman
       Nathaniel Hawthorne
       Edgar Allan Poe

 

6. What early American literary and philosophical movement emphasized the power of the individual and a personal connection with nature? (Points : 10)

       Transcendentalism
       Realism
       Agrarianism
       Pessimism

 

7. The denouement comes: (Points : 10)

       after the falling action
       before the climax
       just after the exposition
       in the sequel

 

8. What rapidly developing industry flourishing in America helped produce the great generation of writers in the period following the Civil War? (Points : 10)

       Journalism
       Textiles
       Agriculture
       Automobiles

 

9. Irony is: (Points : 10)

       a scheme by one character to trap another
       a contrast between appearance and reality
       language soothing to the ear
       writing that transcends reality

 

10. What great American poet saw fewer than 20 poems published in his/her lifetime but is recognized today for using short, passionate, symbolic verse? (Points : 10)

       Walt Whitman
       Emily Dickinson
       Kate Chopin
       Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

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