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Title: American Lit Exam Trivia


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American Lit Exam Trivia
  • 2009

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Question 1
  • Which of the following is true concerning the
    impact of the Walum Olum?
  • A) helped keep in touch with past
  • B) formed identity and established
  • historical framework
  • C) celebrated supernatural forces
  • D) all of the above

3
Answer 1
  • D) all of the above

4
Question 2
  • What is referred to as the single most important
    source of information about the Pilgrims and the
    Plymouth Colony?
  • A) Bible
  • B) Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God
  • C) Of Plymouth Plantation

5
Answer 2
  • C) Of Plymouth Plantation

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Question 3
  • John Proctors inability to remember the
  • adultery commandment is an example of what
  • literary device?

7
Answer 3
  • Irony

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Question 4
  • What literary device, or persuasive strategy,
    does Henry uses in his Speech to the Virginia
    Convention to build a connection with the
    audience and project a tone of confidence?
  • A) rhetorical question
  • B) inverted syntax
  • C) couplet

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Answer 4
  • A) rhetorical question

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Question 5
  • Trust thyself every heart vibrates to that iron
    string is in keeping with the characteristics
    of the Romantic Period because man is placing an
    emphasis on self-examination for the purposes of
  • A) purifying ones soul
  • B) improving ones mind
  • C) assessing ones inner feelings and emotions

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Answer 5
  • C) assessing ones inner feelings and emotions

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Question 6
  • In Dickinsons poem, Because I Could Not Stop
    for Death, she uses _____________ to describe
    death as a man.

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Answer 6
  • Personification

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Question 7
  • When Hester tells Chillingworth she will reveal
    his identity, it is an act of
  • A) cowardice
  • B) responsibility
  • C) revenge

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Answer 7
  • B) responsibility

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Question 8
  • APA papers must have
  • A) Title page, Running Header, Main Body,
  • References
  • B) Title page, Running Header, Main Body
  • C) Title page, Main Body, References

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Answer 8
  • A) Title page, Running Header, Main Body,
  • References

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Question 9
  • What is the major influence found in Native
    American literature because it controls their way
    of life?

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Answer 9
  • Nature

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Question 10
  • Who helped spark the Great Awakening with his
    sermons in the Colonial Period?

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Answer 10
  • Jonathan Edwards

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Question 11
  • In The Crucible, she tried to stop the trials and
    then charged Proctor.

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Answer 11
  • Mary Warren

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Question 12
  • The three concepts (life, liberty, and the
    pursuit of happiness) promised to Americans in
    the Declaration of Independence are considered
    ___________ because they cannot be taken away.

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Answer 12
  • unalienable

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Question 13
  • After removing himself from society to live in
    harmony with nature, why did Thoreau decide to
    return to the society he had chosen to escape?
  • A) to bring structure and routine into his
  • life
  • B) to reform society
  • C) to reject simplicity for materialism

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Answer 13
  • B) to reform society

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Question 14
  • In Young Goodman Brown, the pastor of Salem
    preaching on Sunday morning and heading into the
    forest to participate in a Satanic ceremony is an
    example of
  • A) Hypocrisy
  • B) Conformity
  • C) Self-examination

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Answer 14
  • A) Hypocrisy

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Question 15
  • Dimmesdales immediate reaction to the truth
    about Chillingworths identity is to
  • A) feel like a ghost
  • B) feel horror and anger
  • C) free himself from guilt
  • D)prepare to separate himself from Chillingworth

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Answer 15
  • B) feel horror and anger

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Question 16
  • In-text citations are optional if you have a
    reference or works cited page.
  • A) True
  • B) False

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Answer 16
  • B) False

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Question 17
  • Native Americans primarily use stories to
  • A) teach a lesson
  • B) pass the time
  • C) convey practical information
  • D) both a and c

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Answer 17
  • D) both a and c

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Question 18
  • What was the purpose of the popular type of
    sermon given by Edwards and other ministers
    during the Great Awakening? (What was he trying
    to persuade the audience to do?)
  • A) live simply
  • B) practice self-examination
  • C) ) help sinners realize horror of sin and
    accept Christ

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Answer 18
  • C) ) help sinners realize horror of sin and
    accept Christ

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Question 19
  • Why does Proctor confess to an affair with
    Abigail Williams?
  • A) to save his wife
  • B) to cleanse his soul of guilt
  • C) to discredit Abigail
  • D) all of the above

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Answer 19
  • D) all of the above

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Question 20
  • Who is considered the most persuasive writer
  • of the American Revolution because of his skills
  • in oratory?

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Answer 20
  • Patrick Henry

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Question 21
  • The Romantic Period was also referred to as
    __________.

43
Answer 21
  • New England Renaissance

44
Question 22
  • __________ is an example of a narrative poem we
    have read this semester.

45
Answer 22
  • The Raven

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Question 23
  • When Goodman Brown saw the man who led him to the
    meeting, what did he notice about the mans
    staff?
  • A) Nothing, it was just a plain stick
  • B) It looked like a black snake
  • C) It was made of metal

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Answer 23
  • B) It looked like a black snake

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Question 24
  • Hester Prynne returns to Boston to live out the
    end of her life because she
  • A) is a prophetess
  • B) could do the most good there
  • C) is seemingly bound to the scene of her crime
  • D) is required by the magistrates to stay there

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Answer 24
  • C) is seemingly bound to the scene of her crime

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Question 25
  • Which of the following is NOT a cycle found in
    Native American literature?
  • A) changing seasons
  • B) life
  • C) migration patterns

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Answer 25
  • C) migration patterns

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Question 26
  • Who is celebrated for being the first American
    poet?

53
Answer 26
  • Anne Bradstreet

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Question 27
  • Why does the Rev. Parris become uneasy
  • about the executions?
  • A) rumors of rebellion
  • B) he found a dagger in his door
  • C) he knows the trials are a farce
    (fake) D) all of these

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Answer 27
  • D) all of these

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Question 28
  • What right was punishable, because it had not yet
    been established, in The Autobiography of
    Benjamin Franklin?
  • A) pursuit of happiness
  • B) separation of church and state
  • C) freedom of the press

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Answer 28
  • C) freedom of the press

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Question 29
  • Who is considered the father of the short story
    because of his success with gothic tales?

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Answer 29
  • Edgar Allen Poe

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Question 30
  • As she returns from playing in the forest, Pearl
    shows pleasure when
  • A) she sees her image in the brook
  • B) she sees the scarlet letter by the brook
  • C) her mother pins the scarlet letter on again
  • D) the minister kisses her

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Answer 30
  • C) her mother pins the scarlet letter on again
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