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The European settlement to America began to spread rapidly after
the voyage of Christopher Columbus
The people who declared their independence from Great Britain were predominately
The first two settlements were in
Massachusetts and Virginia
The North American natives who met the first explorers
were more curious than hostile.
Separatists from the Church of England (Puritans) settled in
The Native American literature comes to us by
All settlers prior to 1700 were English speaking from England.
The Indians refused to work for the settlers as free men and women.
William and Mary College was the first collage in America.
The settlement of Jamestown resulted from mercantile rather than religious motives.
What cultural movement in the American Colonies was mainly composed of the English middle classes, emphasized as salvation through discipline and grace, and described themselves as "elect", or God's chosen people.
Whose writings and ideas gave rise to Protestantism and was a leader in the Christian revolt of the Puritans?
The American belief that man is rewarded for hard work derives from the Puritan belief
of predestination--God only chooses a few so one must work hard to be chosen.
The Puritans were leaders in Education during the colonial period.
The printing press was invented by Johann Gutenberg and brought to the colonies in 1638.
In "A Tale of the Sky World," what happened to the Chief's daughter?
She fell through a hole into another world and landed safely with the help of waterfowls.
In "A Tale of the Sky World," how did the Chief's daughter's daughter get pregnant?
She dug potatoes facing the wrong direction.
In "The Chief's Daughters", what happened to the daughter who dreamed of the big, bright star?
She went there and became a servant.
In "The Chief's Daughter" the sisters found home when
one sister hoed twice to dig a turnip
"Snakes and Cause" was a chant to cure toothaches.
Philosophical movement of the 18th century that stressed reason , the scientific method, and man's perfectibility.
An unstructured religion originating in the 18th century with characteristics that include a god best revealed in nature and rationality rather than texts, a god removed from his creation, and a god common to all religions.
Franklin's reliance on a creative deity and freedom from the strictures of traditional theology became tempered in later life as can be seen in
his letter to Thomas Paine.
his letter to Thomas Paine.
Who had a gift for pamphleteer and rebellion and supported the French Revolution as well and the American Revolution
Olaudah Equiano wrote the first
the first African-American slave narrative.
When Equiano first boarded the ship, he felt
horror and anguish
When Equiano refused to eat,
he was beaten.
Shortly after Equiano was taken aboard ship, he fainted.
Equiano never found people from his nation on the ship.
Many on Equiano's ship died from
odors and lack of fresh air
In Virginia Equiano was called
Equiano was purchased by Mr. Pascal who loved his name and always telling folks what a lovely name his slave had.
Equiano was never able to become a free man.
Thomas Paine's wife in an attempt to match her husband's work wrote "Common Sense".
Paine in "The American Crisis" says,
"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered."
"...the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."
"What we obtain to cheap, we esteem too lightly.."
all of the above
Paine in "The American Crisis" relates how the army he was traveling with
retreated near 100 miles giving time to get new forces and supplies to continue fighting.
Paine in "American Crisis" tells how the Army retreated, but never showed fear.
Paine in "The American Crisis" presents the retreat of the Army as a smart tactical move which gave them sixty thousand men for the next campaign rather than a lost battle with the British defeating the American Army.
Poor Richard's Almanac contains many aphorisms. Aphorisms can be defined as
words of wisdom
According to Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac contains all of the following except
Poor Richard's Almanac was published under the name of
All of the following are a result of the literature produced in America during the Colonial period.
Literacy grew among Americans
Of the many writings of Benjamin Franklin, what work is considered a characteristically American product
Poor Richard's Almanac
How many weeks did Franklin devote to the perfection of each of his virtues
Franklin arranged his thirteen virtues in no particular order
Poor Richard's Almanac was a big financial success for Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents and accomplishments. However, he considered his profession to be
A pamphlet was written by
Who was the first great American writer of prose?
The setting of "Rip Van Winkle" is
The Kaatskill Mountains
Washington wrote using the pseudonym
Rip Van Winkle liked to spend time
sitting in front of the Village Inn visiting
Rip Van Winkle had the habit of taking his rifle and dog for long walks to
get away from the verbal abuse of his wife.
Rip Van Winkle's dog was named
While on the mountain one day, Rip Van Winkle heard his name and turned to see
a man with bushy hair and beard carrying a keg
Rip Van Winkle went into an opening between two cliffs and
drank liquor and fell asleep
When Rip Van Winkle returns from the mountain, he finds
his home deserted.
the Village Inn was gone
people he didn't know.
all of the above
Upon returning from the mountain, Rip finds that his son is one of the most prosperous business men in the village.
a chief of the Ohio Shawnee.
In his writing, Tecumseh points out that
white men are like poisonous serpents--you help them when they are weak and they will become strong and sting their benefactors to death.
Which of the following is not true of James Fenimore Cooper?
wrote of the charm and benefits of city life
The name of the collected adventure stories of James Fenimore Cooper is
The Leather Stocking Tales
The author wrote "Thanatopsis" when he was
"Thanatopsis" ends by saying that
man should peacefully accept death like lying down to take a nap.
Rip Van Winkle finally realized that he had slept for
"Thanatopsis" is considered a Romantic poem because
it deals with death as a part of nature
The characteristics of Romanticism do not include
the reliance rational, structured reasoning
Most of the best known novels of James Fenimore Cooper's are set
the American frontier
In Poe's "The Black Cat," the narrator reveals that on the next day he
to be executed for the murder of his wife.
In Poe's "The Black Cat," the reader learns that the name of the cat is
In Poe's "The Black Cat," the reader witnesses the personality change of the narrator as a result of
In Poe's "The Black Cat," the narrator cut out one of the cat's eyes
because the cat bit him
In Poe's "The Black Cat," the narrator grieved over the cat until this feeling turned into irritation and he
hanged the cat.
In Poe's "The Black Cat," the narrator's house burned and on the one wall left was the image of
a cat with a noose around its neck.
In Poe's "The Black Cat," the narrator gets a new cat, and the only visible difference between it and his former cat is
the new cat had a big white blotch on its chest.
In Poe's "The Black Cat," the narrator accidentally kills his wife by
swinging an ax at the cat.
In Poe's "The Black Cat," the narrator walled his wife's body up in the basement wall, but the corpse was found because
he accidentally walled the cat in with the dead wife and it started crying.
The best description of Poe's "The Black Cat" is that it is
It is a psychological study of domestic violence and guilt.
Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" is a tale of
Poe uses symbols to take the poem "The Raven" to add depth and substance. The bust of Pallas is symbolic of
Poe's poem "The Raven," opens with a lonely man trying to ease his sorrow by
reading old books.
In Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," Amontillado is
a type of wine
In Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado,",Montresor vows revenge on Fortunato because
Fortunato insulted him many times.
In Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," the victim is lured into the Montressor crypt on the pretense of
testing some wine
In Poe's "The Cask of Amontilliado," the narrator gets revenge on his enemy by
sealing him alive in a tomb in the crypt.
In Poe's poem, "The Raven," the narrator is grieving over
the death of Lenore.
What is the motto of the Montresor family?
Nemo me impune facessit
In "A Cask of Amontillado," how many injuries has the narrator "permitted" from Fortunato?
The narrator of "The Cask of Amontillado" knows of Fortunato's weakness and uses it to his advantage. What is his weakness?
his own ego
In "The Cask of Amontillado," when the narrator first sees Fortuato at the carnival, what is his condition?
he was drunk
In "The Cask of Amontillado," as soon as the narrator sees Fortunato, he tells him that he has received "a pipe for what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts." Who does the narrator suggest that he is going to see to find out if the Amontillado is genuine?
In "The Cask of Amontillado," the narrator's vaults are very damp because they were encrusted with what?
We "The Cask of Amontillado," how long has it been that no one has disturbed Fortunato's bones?
half a century
In "The Raven," what happens when the author opens the door?
he sees only darkness
What does the author call the bird throughout the poem "The Raven?"
Where does the raven perch when he comes into the house?
on a bust of Pallas
In "The Raven," what was the author doing at the beginning of the poem when he heard the rapping at his door?
What month does "The Raven" take place?
When the narrator heard the "rapping at his chamber door," who did he think was outside?
some late night visitor
In "The Black Cat," what kind of animal did the narrator and his wife not have?
What happens at the end of "The Black Cat?"
a strange, shrill noise was heard
In "The Black Cat," what caught on fire?
America's only contribution to literature is the genre of
the short story
According to Poe's definition of poetry, it is
suspenseful and mysterious
A group of Northeast United States writers whose writings include attention to social concerns, an emphasis on primary experience, and the unity of God and nature.
The transcendentalists supported two projects, which were
publication of "The Dial" and Brooks Farm
The transcendentalists believed in
the need for intellectual companionship so they formed a club and met on a regular basis.
The two most influential transcendentalist writers were
Emerson and Thoreau
The humanistic focus on transcendentalism arose as a reaction against the increasing dehumanization and materialism engendered by the Industrial Revolution.
Henry David Thoreau bought many pieces of property before he decided where to live.
What stopped Thoreau's purchase of the Howell's place?
Hollowell's wife decided she didn't want to sell.
On the 4th of July, 1845, Thoreau moved into a house
that wasn't finished for winter and had cracks in the wall.
Thoreau tells that each morning he would get up and
bath in the pond and make his life equal in simplicity with nature.
Thoreau believed that it is preferable for a man to live in poverty than to be employed
Thoreau believed that man could think better and accomplish more
in the early sunrise hours of the morning.
Although Thoreau wants to live alone with nature, he values the post office because it can supply him with correspondence from his friends without having to visit with them.
Which is not a quote of Thoreau?
Hard work at a steady job brings life rewards.
Social concerns such as treatment of laborers, the women's movement and the struggle of abolition of slavery were promoted by transcendentalist thoughts and actions.
Elizabeth Cady Staton in her "Declaration of Sentiments" says that man has a history of repeated injuries to women such as
He made her, if married, in the eye of the law civilly dead.
He has taken from her all the rights of property, even the wages she earns.
He has denied her the facilities of obtaining a thorough education, all colleges being closed against her.
Fanny Fern in "Aunt Hetty on Matrimony" says husbands are domestic Napoleons, Neroes, and Alexanders---sighing for other hearts to conquer after they conquer yours.
Fanny Fern in "Aunt Hetty on Martimony" suggests women marry and try to tolerate any problems associated with the marriage.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton in "Declaration of Sentiments" is saying
that every means available be used to help women have immediate admission to all rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of the United States.
Elizabeth Peabody in "Labor, Wages, and Leisure" tells about
transcendentalists at Brook Farm.
Henry Thoreau grew up in Concord, MA and was educated at Harvard University.
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