Literature Book =Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes: The American Experience


Sample author and selection questions



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Sample author and selection questions:

first poet
author of "The Crisis"
known for "passive resistance"

wrote pamphlet "Common Sense"
most literate early historian
wrote about Pocahontas episode

fine poet from West Africa t

author of "Letter from Birmingham City Jail"

leader of Great Awakening

wrote "Poor Richard’s Almanack

won Nobel Peace Prize

wrote "Of Plymouth Plantation"

wrote Roots

wrote "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

wrote about the struggles of the Pilgrims

first African American to publish



wrote "Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country" –explain

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Review Questions in the book also. Study for test. This grade is important!


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