Introduction to American Literature

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One of the interior crypts in "The Cask of Amontillado" is styled after Parisian catacombs.

True

Twain wrote "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."

True

A sense of wonder and the belief that people are good characterize Romanticism.

True

The Romantic Movement started sometime around 1820.

True

The Realist writers wanted to depict the world as it was and not how they wanted it to be.

True

One of the first steps of poetry analysis is to read a poem out loud.

True

Emily Dickinson dressed only in blue later in her life.

False

The idea of an "oversoul" is a part of the transcendental movement philosophy.

True

Fortunato murdered Montresor.

False

Emily Dickinson is considered to be a Romantic writer.

True

Which writer was a humorist?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Edgar Allan Poe
Emily Dickinson
Mark Twain
None of the above

Mark Twain

Dan'l Webster is a character in which work?
The Speech of Chief Seattle
One of Dickinson's poems
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
The Cask of Amontillado
None of the above

The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Which of the following is a phrase from "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"?
Because I could not stop for Death
I called on good-natured, garrulous old Simon Wheeler
Insist on yourself; never imitate
All of the above
None of the above

I called on good-natured, garrulous old Simon Wheeler

Jim Smiley was known to be a:
Law man
Newspaper man
Doctor
Lucky gambler
Unlucky gambler

Unlucky gambler

Which poem mentions the "superb surprise"?
Because I could not stop for Death
Tell all the Truth
I dwell in Possibility
Some keep the Sabbath going to Church
None of the Above

Tell all the Truth

Which poem depicts death as a carriage driver?
Tell all the Truth
Because I could not stop for Death
I dwell in Possibility
Some keep the Sabbath going to Church
None of the above

Because I could not stop for Death

Who wrote "The Cask of Amontillado"?
Twain
Poe
Emerson
Dickinson
None of the above

Poe

Which writer mentions "gossamer" and "tulle"?
Poe
Twain
Dickinson
Seattle
None of the above

Dickinson

Which of the following is not one of the steps of poetry analysis?
Use a dictionary
Focus on the speaker
Focus on the audience
Make a character chart
None of the above

Make a character chart

Which of the following was written by Edgar Allan Poe?
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Tell all the Truth
Because I could not stop for Death
The Cask of Amontillado
None of the above

The Cask of Amontillado

Match the names with the animal or person:

Jim Smiley » 4 : one who liked to make bets
Dan'l Webster » 2 : frog
Simon Wheeler » 5 : storyteller
Andrew Jackson » 1 : bullpup
Fifteen-minute nag » 3 : mare

T. S. Eliot was a pediatrician.
True False

False

Robert Frost was a Modernist poet.
True False

True

"The Road Not Taken" is a poem by William Carlos Williams.
True False

False

Robert Frost is considered to be one of the best poets of the Harlem Renaissance.
True False

False

Modernism is distinguished by innovations with form and experimentation.
True False

True

Modernist poetry exalts the beauty of nature.
True False

False

The town of Seney has been burned before Nick sees it when he gets off the train.
True False

True

In "The Road Not Taken" the speaker remembers his moment of pondering two roads and making a decision.
True False

True

"The Red Wheelbarrow" is a long, contemplative poem.
True False

False

Langston Hughes was a prominent writer from the Harlem Renaissance.
True False

True

Which of the following are Modern poets?
Frost
Cummings
Eliot
None of the above
All of the above

All of the above

Which of the following is a poem by Langston Hughes?
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
The Wasteland
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
All of the above
None of the above

The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Amanda is a character in which work?
The Glass Menagerie
Big Two-Hearted River
Neighbor Rosicky
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
None of the above

The Glass Menagerie

Which character goes camping?
T. S. Eliot
Tom
Laura
Nick
None of the above

Nick

Tom is a character in which work?
Neighbor Rosicky
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Big Two-Hearted River
The Glass Menagerie
None of the abov

The Glass Menagerie

Who says, "Do I dare to eat a peach?"
Tom
Laura
Jim
J. Alfred Prufrock
None of the above

J. Alfred Prufrock

"In the room the women come and go, talking of . . .":
T. S. Eliot
Botticelli
The Wasteland
Michelangelo
None of the abov

Michelangelo

One of T. S. Eliot's most famous poems is called:
"Poetry"
"Rivers"
"The Waste Land"
"Fire and Ice"
None of the above

"The Waste Land"

What happens to "anyone" in Cummings' poem? :
He becomes the mayor
He moves away
He gets drunk
He dies
None of the above

He dies

Which of these lines is from "Big Two-Hearted River"?
The river was there
In the room the women come and go
I guess my heart was always pretty good
All of the above
None of the above.

The river was there

Match the title with the author:
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock » 4 : T. S. Eliot
Neighbor Rosicky » 1 : Willa Cather
The Glass Menagerie » 2 : Tennessee Williams
Big Two-Hearted River » 5 : Ernest Hemingway
Anyone lived in a Pretty How Town » 3 : E. E. Cummings

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock » 4 : T. S. Eliot
Neighbor Rosicky » 1 : Willa Cather
The Glass Menagerie » 2 : Tennessee Williams
Big Two-Hearted River » 5 : Ernest Hemingway
Anyone lived in a Pretty How Town » 3 : E. E. Cummings

Rabbi Binder is a tall, handsome man of thirty.

True

Tom Buchanan breaks Myrtle Wilson's nose.

True

Nick Carraway and Daisy Buchanan are cousins.

True

Jay Gatsby throws parties every Monday night.

False

The children in "Mericans" played games based on Flash Gordon.

True

Ozzie Freedman is a character in the story, "The Conversion of the Jews."

True

In the story, "Mericans," the narrator has an "awful grandmother."

True

Following Jay Gatsby's death, Nick Carraway relocates to the Midwest.

True

In "The Conversion of the Jews," the main character, Ozzie, is a Catholic.

False

Nick Carraway is from Minnesota.

True

Which character climbs onto the roof?

Ozzie

What will Dee do with the quilts?

Hang them on a wall.

West Egg is located in:

Long Island

The mention of "La Virgen de Guadalupe" appears in which story?

"Mericans"

Rose Hsu's husband is named:

Ted

"Auntie Light-skin" is in which story?

"Mericans"

Which character is from "The Conversion of the Jews"?

Rabbi Binder

Alice Walker was born in?

Georgia

In "The Conversion of the Jews," how old is Ozzie?

13

When he climbs on the roof, what does Ozzie do?

Makes the others get on their knees

Match the character with the title or information.

Michele » 2 : "Mericans"
Ozzie » 1 : "The Conversion of the Jews"
Maggie » 3 : "Everyday Use"
Bing » 5 : "Half and Half"
Daisy Buchanan » 4 : The Great Gatsby

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