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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