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In The Way to Rainy Mountain, what is the Kiowa's creation myth?
They entered the world through a hollow log.
In the Way to Rainy Mountain, what was the author's grandma doing the last time he saw her?
Praying at her bedside.
What is the primary purpose of The Iroquois Constitution?
To ensure that the five nations rule together in peace
What is the significance of the word restoration in the title of, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson?
She was restored of her life after escaping Wampanoag.
During the time Mary Rowlandson was with the Native Americans, what brought her the most comfort?
Reading her Bible.
In "La Relacion," what does de Vaca use to differentiate between his men and the Native Americans?
He calls his men Christians.
What is the main idea of Anne Bradstreet's poem "Upon the Burning of Our House?"
She's lost her earthly home, but God has a home even better for her in heaven.
What is Bradstreet's attitude toward her husband in, "To My Dear and Loving Husband?"
She loves him very much.
In The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, what events occur after he leaves Dr. Brown's house?
Missed boat, Bought gingerbread, Got on a boat to Philadelphia, bought biscuits, slept in the Quaker meeting house.
In "The Pit and the Pendulum," whom does the narrator enlist to help him out of his dire predicament?
Name two famous stories written by Washington Irving with initials, LSH and RVW.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle
What is a termagent, and what character in "The Devil and Tom Walker" is described as one?
Quarrelsome, Scolding Woman. Tom's wife.
What literary device is suggested by Thoreau's statement that "Time is but the stream I go a fishing in"?
What transcendentalist praised Whitman's volume of poetry when he wrote that it was "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed?"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How did Dickinson's poems differ from those written by most other American poets of the time?
Used Slant Rhyme. Unconventional Punctuation. Capitalize words that didn't need it.
What literary device is apparent in the line "Because I could not stop for death/ he kindly stopped for me?"
What fictional town did Edwin Arlington Robinson create for the characters of his poetry?
What American President helped finance the poet's talent by giving Robinson a Civil Service position during the president's term in office?
In My Bondage and My Freedom, why does Mrs.Auld stop teaching young Frederick Douglass?
Her Husband got mad at her and made her stop.
In My Bondage and My Freedon, what is the primary result of Douglass's education?
Education is power
What rhetorical question does Sojourner Truth repeat throughout her famous speech in Dayton, Ohio?
Ain't I a Woman?
From what source did Samuel Langhorn Clemens take his pseudonym? What does it mean?
Mark Twain. It's a riverboat term. Measure of 2 fathoms
Which character in "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavares County" might be described as a bettin fool?
What American writer's talents were fostered by Bret Harte when he published some of that young author's short stories?
During Act III of Julius Caesar, what does Portia do to prove her strength to Brutus?
Stabs herself in the thigh
What is the Pulitzer Prize?
American Prize. Annually given in variety of areas (fiction, poems, etc.)
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
writing which presents the mannerisms, dress, speech and customs of a particular geographical region
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered
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