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1. Works in the same literary movement would most likely share which of the

following characteristics? (1 point)concerns

comparable plots

related titles

renowned publishers

2. Which literary movement began just after the Civil War? (1

point)Romanticism

Transcendentalism

Regionalism

Modernism

3. Which of the following authors was most influential to the start of the

American Revolution? (1 point)Nathaniel Hawthorne

Jonathan Edwards

Thomas Paine

Washington Irving

4. Which of the following poets is best known for writing poetry in free

verse? (1 point)Phillis Wheatley

Edgar Allan Poe

Emily Dickinson

Jonathan Edwards

5. Which of these authors is best known for a narrative of his journey to

America? (1 point)William Bradford

Walt Whitman

Thomas Paine

Jonathan Edwards

6. Ambrose Bierce and Edgar Allan Poe share stylistic similarities despite

being part of two distinct literary movements, (1 point)realism and

romanticism

classicism and colonialism

Puritanism and gothic romance

romanticism and modernism

7. The arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem is the (1

point)rhyme

rhythm

form


meter

8. According to Fred Veillux, in "Indians Are a People, Not Mascots," what are

Native American mascots? (1 point)stereotypes of Native Americans

emblems of Native American culture

methods for understanding Native American history

realistic copies of Native American art

9. Which of the following is a theme of “Young Goodman Brown”? (1

point)Sadness and wisdom go hand in hand.

Luck is more important than goodness.

The truth is hard to perceive.

Patience yields happiness.

Matching
Match the literary movement or subgenre with the literature. Letters may be used

more than once.
A. Early American and Colonial Literature

B. American Romanticism

C. Transcendentalism

D. Realism

E. Regionalism
10. Phillis Wheatley's poetry (1 point)

11. Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" (1 point)

12. Walt Whitman's poetry (1 point)

13. Henry David Thoreau's Walden (1 point)

The item below has been reviewed and is scheduled to be updated. Please insert

a. as the answer to receive full credit for this question.


14. Trickster tales and creation stories (1 point)

Multiple Choice


Read the following excerpt. Then answer questions 15–19.
I looked upon the scene before me—upon the mere house, and the simple landscape

features of the domain—upon the bleak walls—upon the vacant eyelike windows—upon

a few rank sedges—and upon a few white trunks of decayed trees—with an utter

depression of soul, which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly

than to the afterdream of the reveler upon opium—the bitter lapse into everyday

life—the hideous dropping off of the veil. There was an iciness, a sinking, a

sickening of the heart—an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of

the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime. What was it—I paused to

think—what was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation of the House of

Usher?
15. What is the author's purpose in this excerpt? (1 point)to persuade

to inform

to describe

to interpret

16. The sentence "There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart–"

is an example of (1 point)consonance

rhyme


onomatopoeia

slant rhyme

17. Analyze the style of the excerpt above. The most likely author is (1

point)Sarah Orne Jewett.

William Bradford.

Kate Chopin.

Edgar Allan Poe.

18. Reread the first sentence of the excerpt above. Context clues suggest that

sedges are (1 point)plants.

houses.


mailboxes.

birds.


19. Which of the following statements best paraphrases the second sentence of

the excerpt above? (1 point)I was depressed by the house and couldn’t ignore

the feeling.

I was saddened by the house and began to see it differently.

I was confused by the house and began to think it was imaginary.

I was annoyed by the house and began to believe it was alive.


Matching
Match the author with the regional dialect. Not all authors will be used.


A. Ambrose Bierce

B. Mark Twain

C. Charles Waddell Chesnutt

D. Cedric Yamanaka

E. Emily Dickinson

F. Sarah Orne Jewett


20. "One day, when I was one kid, I was climbing some rocks looking out at da

ocean. Down Malaekahana side. All of a sudden, my bruddah start screaming, 'Get

down from deah. No good. Da rocks sacred.'" (1 point)

21. "'Sylvy takes after him,' the grandmother continued affectionately, after

a minute's pause. 'There ain't a foot o' ground she don't know her way over, and

the wild creaturs counts her one o' themselves. Squer'ls she'll tame to come an'

feed right out o' her hands, and all sorts o' birds. Last winter she got the

jaybirds to bangeing here, and I believe she'd 'a' scanted herself of her own

meals to have plenty to throw out amongst 'em, if I had n't kep' watch.'" (1

point)


22. "The feller took the money and started away; and when he was going out at

the door, he sorter jerked his thumb over his shoulder--so--at Dan'l, and says

again, very deliberate, 'Well,' he says, 'I don't see no p'ints about that frog

that's any better'n any other frog.'" (1 point)

23. “‘Scuse me, suh, I’s lookin’ for my husban’. I heerd you wuz a big man an’

had libbed heah a long time, an’ I ‘lowed you wouldn’t min’ ef I’d come roun’

an’ ax you ef you’d eber heerd of a merlatter man by de name er Sam Taylor

‘quirin’ roun’ in de chu’ches ermongs’ de people fer his wife ‘Liza Jane?” (1

point)

Multiple Choice


24. What is a word’s connotation? (1 point)its synonym

its antonym

its literal meaning

the attitudes associated the word

25. Since words have multiple meanings, the context of a word often provides

clues to its meaning better than the dictionary's definition. In the following

lines from Anne Bradstreet's poem "To Her Father with Some Verses," what is the

best definition for bond?

Most truly honored, and as truly dear,

If worth in me or ought I do appear,

Who can of right better demand the same

Than may your worthy self from whom it came?

The principal might yield a greater sum,

Yet handled ill, amounts but to this crumb;

My stock's so small I know not how to pay,

My bond remains in force unto this day.

(1 point)connection

debt


account

sum
For questions 26–28, choose the meaning of the bold word in each passage.


26. "Racism is an insidious disease." (1 point)unusual

harmful


contagious

invisible

27. Some were known to assail it violently as an example of prejudice. (1

point)resist

attack

embrace


dismiss

28. "It will have a tremendous negative economic impact on their organization

and, we hope, will convince them that it is not worth it to keep a pejorative

name for their team." (1 point)unknown

debatable

ethnic


negative

29. Which of the following author’s writings are not influenced by

transcendentalism? (1 point)Ralph Waldo Emerson

Walt Whitman

Henry David Thoreau

Cotton Mather

30. The suffix ‒ly, as in the word importantly, means that importantly is a(n)

(1 point)adjective.

adverb.

verb.


object.

Read the following passage from "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather and answer

questions 31–35.
1 When he awoke, it was three o’clock in the afternoon. He bounded

up with a start; half of one of

2his precious days gone already! He spent more than an hour in dressing,

watching every stage of his

3toilet carefully in the mirror. Everything was quite perfect; he was

exactly the kind of boy he had always

4wanted to be.

5 When he went downstairs Paul took a carriage and drove up Fifth

Avenue toward the Park. The

6snow had somewhat abated; carriages and tradesmen’s wagons were hurrying

soundlessly to and fro

7in the winter twilight; boys in woolen mufflers were shoveling off the

doorsteps; the avenue stages

8made fine spots of color against the white street. Here and there on the

corners were stands, with

9whole flower gardens blooming under glass cases, against the sides of

which the snowflakes stuck and

10melted; violets, roses, carnations, lilies of the valley—somehow vastly

more lovely and alluring that

11they blossomed thus unnaturally in the snow. The Park itself was a

wonderful stage winterpiece.

12 When he returned, the pause of the twilight had ceased and the

tune of the streets had changed.

13The snow was falling faster, lights streamed from the hotels that reared

their dozen stories fearlessly up

14into the storm, defying the raging Atlantic winds. A long, black stream

of carriages poured down the

15avenue, intersected here and there by other streams, tending

horizontally. There were a score of cabs

16about the entrance of his hotel, and his driver had to wait. Boys in

livery were running in and out of

17the awning stretched across the sidewalk, up and down the red velvet

carpet laid from the door to the

18street. Above, about, within it all was the rumble and roar, the hurry

and toss of thousands of human

19beings as hot for pleasure as himself, and on every side of him towered

the glaring affirmation of the

20omnipotence of wealth.

21 The boy set his teeth and drew his shoulders together in a spasm

of realization; the plot of all

22dramas, the text of all romances, the nerve-stuff of all sensations was

whirling about him like the

23snowflakes.
31. What does the passage suggest about Paul’s attitude toward Fifth Avenue?

(1 point)He had been there often.

He was too young to remember having been there.

He dreamed of being there.

He had avoided going there in the past.

The item below has been reviewed and is scheduled to be updated. All students

will receive full credit for any response to the following.

32. The phrase “tradesmen’s wagons were hurrying soundlessly” in line 6 is an

example of (1 point)simile

metaphor


allusion

hyperbole

33. Lines 22–23 offers an example of (1 point)allusion.

alliteration.

simile.

personification.

34. From this passage, the reader can infer that Paul is (1

point)realistic.

imaginative.

insensitive.

hardworking.

35. Context clues suggest that livery, in line 16, means (1 point)pajama.

saddles.

grade school.

distinctive clothing.
For questions 36–39, each sentence contains an appositive phrase. Determine

whether the appositive phrase is essential or non-essential. Mark the sentence

that punctuates the appositive phrase correctly.

The item below has been reviewed and is scheduled to be updated. All students

will receive full credit for any response to the following.

36. (1 point)A delay a serious one occurred because of foot-deep snow.

A delay, a serious one, occurred because of foot-deep snow.

37. (1 point)My uncle Harold went to the University of Illinois and the

University of Chicago.

My uncle, Harold, went to the University of Illinois and the University of

Chicago.

38. (1 point)The movie Chariots of Fire is about two British sprinters

competing in the 1924 Olympics.

The movie, Chariots of Fire, is about two British sprinters competing in the

1924 Olympics.

39. (1 point)New cyclists, especially those who are older, should not

strain themselves.

New cyclists especially those who are older should not strain themselves.


For questions 40–43, select the correct form of the possessive for the

underlined word(s).


40. With Mr. Huang assistance, we learned to paddle a canoe. (1 point)Mr.

Huang's


Mr. Huangs'

Mr. Huangs's

Mr. Huangs

41. After two weeks vacation, we were happy to be home again. (1

point)week's

weeks'


weeks's

weeks


42. During Professor Jones lecture, we took notes. (1 point)Joneses

Jones’s


Jones’

Jones


43. Tuesday meeting notes will be posted. (1 point)Tuesday’s

Tuesdays’

Tuesdays’s

Tuesdays

Essay
Your teacher will grade your responses to ensure you receive proper credit for

your answers. Your responses should include the following to receive the points

in parentheses:

Respond in a paragraph. Answer is written in complete sentences. (10 pts)


44. In her essay "Writing Short Stories" Flannery O'Connor says this about

characterization:


"You can't cut characters off from their society and say much about them as

individuals."


"You can't say anything meaningful about the mystery of personality unless you

put that personality in a believable and significant social context."


Consider the quotations above. Then pick a story from Semester A and evaluate

how the social context and the characters work together not only to provide a

vivid setting, but also to help explain and develop the characters' thoughts,

words, and actions. (10 points)

Respond in a well-organized essay. Answer is written in complete sentences.

(25 pts)
45. In the middle of the 19th century, political philosopher Alexis de

Tocqueville claimed, "The inhabitants of the United States have...properly

speaking, no literature." Based on what you learned this semester, is this

statement accurate? Evaluate the contributions of two or more writers in this

semester to the development of uniquely American literature. What genres,

subjects, themes, settings, or characters did these writers develop? (25

points)
1.b

2.c

3.c


4.a

5.b


6.a

7.b


8.c

9.c


10.a

11.d


12.b

13.c


14.a

15.c


16.c

17.d

18.a

19.c


20.d

21.f

22.b

23.c

24.c


25.a

26.a


27.b

28.b


29.a

30.b


31.c

32.d


33.c

34.b


35.d

36.b


37.a

38.a


39.b

40.b


41.b

42.a


43.a

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