1. Works in the same literary movement would most likely share which of the
following characteristics? (1 point)concerns
2. Which literary movement began just after the Civil War? (1
3. Which of the following authors was most influential to the start of the
American Revolution? (1 point)Nathaniel Hawthorne
4. Which of the following poets is best known for writing poetry in free
verse? (1 point)Phillis Wheatley
Edgar Allan Poe
5. Which of these authors is best known for a narrative of his journey to
America? (1 point)William Bradford
6. Ambrose Bierce and Edgar Allan Poe share stylistic similarities despite
being part of two distinct literary movements, (1 point)realism and
classicism and colonialism
Puritanism and gothic romance
romanticism and modernism
7. The arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem is the (1
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.
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
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)
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a. as the answer to receive full credit for this question.
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
15. What is the author's purpose in this excerpt? (1 point)to persuade
16. The sentence "There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart–"
is an example of (1 point)consonance
17. Analyze the style of the excerpt above. The most likely author is (1
point)Sarah Orne Jewett.
Edgar Allan Poe.
18. Reread the first sentence of the excerpt above. Context clues suggest that
sedges are (1 point)plants.
the excerpt above? (1 point)I was depressed by the house and couldn’t ignore
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.
Match the author with the regional dialect. Not all authors will be used.
B. Mark Twain
C. Charles Waddell Chesnutt
D. Cedric Yamanaka
E. Emily Dickinson
F. Sarah Orne Jewett
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
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
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.
For questions 26–28, choose the meaning of the bold word in each passage.
27. Some were known to assail it violently as an example of prejudice. (1
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
29. Which of the following author’s writings are not influenced by
transcendentalism? (1 point)Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau
30. The suffix ‒ly, as in the word importantly, means that importantly is a(n)
Read the following passage from "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather and answer
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
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.
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32. The phrase “tradesmen’s wagons were hurrying soundlessly” in line 6 is an
example of (1 point)simile
33. Lines 22–23 offers an example of (1 point)allusion.
34. From this passage, the reader can infer that Paul is (1
35. Context clues suggest that livery, in line 16, means (1 point)pajama.
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.
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
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
39. (1 point)New cyclists, especially those who are older, should not
New cyclists especially those who are older should not strain themselves.
41. After two weeks vacation, we were happy to be home again. (1
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
Respond in a paragraph. Answer is written in complete sentences. (10 pts)
put that personality in a believable and significant social context."
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.
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