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Who wrote the screenplay for the film "The Big Sleep?"
William Faulkner
Which of the following poets was influenced by the "confessional" style of her teacher Robert Lowell?
Sylvia Plath
What book was poorly received due to its frank discussion of female sexuality?
The Awakening
Kate Chopin
What authors were famous for contrasting Americans and Europeans in character portraits?
Henry James and Edith Wharton
This Side of Paradise
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Which novel follows an American volunteer fighting for the Republican Army during the Spanish Civil war?
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Poem:-In Just?
ee Cummings
Which author used the literary conceit of time travel to lampoon religion and society?
Mark Twain
The Adventures of Augie March
Saul Bellow
Babbit
Sinclair Lewis
What is a semi-autobiographical account of early twentieth-century life in the American South?
Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe
The U.S.A trilogy series?
John Dos Passos
1. The 42nd Paralell
2. 1919
3. The Big Money
The U.S.A Trilogy
John Dos Passos
A Plea for Religious Liberty
Roger Williams
Author/Governor of Rhode Island
Roger Williams
What business makes the principal character of The Rise of Silas Lapham wealthy?
Paint, central theme in book
Which book co-authored by Charles Dudley Warner and Mark Twain attacked sentimental American myths of financial success?
The Gilded age
Renascence and Other Poems
Edna St Vincent Millay
Which book was hailed by Alfred Kazin as "the most profound novel of Jewish life by an American
Call it sleep
Henry Roth
Which playwright chronicles several decades of the African American experience in a thematically connected series of plays?
Langston Hughes
The beautiful, delicate glass animals in Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie are symbolic of
Laura's fragile psychological state
The 1884 Seneca Falls Convention was notable because it marked the formal beginning of the civil rights movement for
Women
Edgar Allen Poe is considered part of which movement?
Romantic
Which author based his story of four men stranded in a dinghy on his own experience during an ill-fated trip to Cuba?
Stephen Crane the Open Boat
What best describes the poetry of William Carlos Williams?
Full of concrete images from everyday life.
Which writer is most closely associated with Italian Fascism?
Ezra Pound
Which author wrote Go Tell It on the Mountain based in part on his or her experience as a teenage preacher?
Ralph Ellison
Which author was heavily influenced by reading of T. H. Huxley and Herbert Spencer?
Theodore Dreiser (Social Darwinists)
Which of the following authors recorded the life and times of the "lost generation" in the book Exile's Return?
Malcolm Cowley
"Upon a Spider Catching a Fly."
Edward Taylor
"The Song of Hiawatha."
Longfellow
Which work by Washington Irving first established him as a Romantic author?
The Sketch Book
Who was known as a revivalist and "theologian of the heart"?
Jonathan Edwards
Pastor of Northampton Massachusets inspired religious revivals throughout U.S.
Jonathan Edwards
A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God (1738),
Jonathan Edwards
Rebecca Harding Davis' writing is considered by most critics to be
Realist
Which author wrote several novels containing the unusual combination of realism and elements from fairy tales?
Mark Twain
Prince and the Pauper
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court
Which poet described his/her work as applying the cubist technique of Pablo Picasso to writing?
Gertrude Stein
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Langston Hughes
In a Station of the Metro
Ezra Pound
in Just
e.e. Cummings
Tamar
Robinson Jeffers
To Brooklyn Bridge
Hart Crane
What is the title of Saul Bellow's novel in which a middle-aged millionaire is driven to Africa by his unsatisfied ambitions?
Henderson the Rain King
Which woman was a leader of the Settlement House movement and author of Twenty Years at Hull House?
Jane Addams
Which of the following novels describes urban life during turn-of-the-century America without moralizing about the failures of its major characters?
Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser
What poet is best known for capturing the spirit of American individualism and democracy?
Walt Whitman
Which poet developed a personal aestheticism in Harmonium, Ideas of Order, and Parts of a World?
Wallace Stevens
The background for the love affair in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms is..
WWI
Tyrone Slothrop is the central character in..
Gravitys Rainbow
Thomas Pynchon
How did Colonel Pyncheon acquire the plot of land for the House of the Seven Gables?
He had the previous owner burned at the stake.
During which year was the Harlem Renaissance at its peak?
1920
Mark Twain's criticism of James Fenimore Cooper helped divide..
Realists from Romantics
Which of the following writers campaigned with Susan B. Anthony to win female suffrage?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Which writer was a student of Henry David Thoreau?
Louisa May Alcott
The Dial was mainly known for having published..
Trasncendentalism literature
The Souls of Black Folk.
WEB Dubois
_________is best known for his description of American elite class, not the poor.
Henry James
Which William Faulkner novel involves three separate narrations of the legend of Thomas Sutpen?
Absalom!Absalom!
W. E. B. Du Bois' opposition to Booker T. Washington centered on Washington's
Failure to demand equal rights for African Americans
Which poet is known for creating complex literary allusions?
T.S. Elliot
Jonathan Edwards' The Freedom of the Will attempts to..
Reconcile the freedom of the will with the determinism of Calvinism
The concept of the "over-soul" is associated with the writing of
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Community of being that unites humans to nature and their God.
The oversoul
Regionalism and Local Color fiction grew into prominence following
The Civil War
WhichColonial author is seen by many critics as a precursor of the Romantic movement?
Charles Brockden Brown
In Moby Dick, before the character Queequeg left New Zealand, he was a...
Prince
In The Great Gatsby, how does Myrtle Wilson die?
Daisy Buchanan runs her over
At the end of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, the great marlin is...
Eaten by sharks
In The Bluest Eye, which actresses represent a standard of beauty that is threatening to the African American narrator?
Shirley Temple
William Dean Howell's Silas Lapham is..
A self made millionaire (paint company)
Which of the following authors wrote a stanza to commemorate the Battle of Concord?
Emerson
Woman in the Nineteenth Century, the first examination of American women's role in society, was written by...
Margaret Fuller
The life of the March family is portrayed in which of the following novels?
Little Women
In which work does Emerson argues, "Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe?"
Nature
Which poem did Emerson write in honor of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation?
Boston Hymn
To whom was William Bradford referring to when he used the term "Saint" to describe some of his fellow voyagers at sea?
Fellow puritans
Who has earned the nickname "The Father of the American Novel"?
Charles Brockden Brown
Who wrote the first American slave autobiography after obtaining his freedom?
Olaudah Equiano
American author created detective fiction?
Poe
Who was the preeminent female essayist of the transcendentalist period in American literature?
Margaret Fuller
Protagonist, Henry Fleming, is a soldier in the Union Army.
The Red Badge of Courage
Considered one of Theodore Dreiser's greatest works, this book tells the story of a poor young man's futile effort to achieve social and financial success; the attempt ends in his execution for murder.
An American Tragedy
The main character of Chopin's The Awakening is...
Edna Pontellier
The autobiography of Booker T. Washington is..
Up from Slavery
Which novelist and critic wrote the successful play The Mouse Trap in 1889 that was set in the Boston Back Bay neighborhood?
William Dean Howells
The fictional village of Starkfield, setting of Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome, is located in which state?
Massachusets
Who was a political radical who argued for women's rights and against capitalism?
Emma Goldman
A Russian Jewish émigré who viewed the capitalist system as the source of oppression of all people, especially women.
Emma Goldman
Which writer who described his poetic style as objectivist aimed to bring an almost photographic clarity to his work with concrete images?
William Carlos Williams
Which modern poet wrote poetry while working as an insurance executive?
Wallace Stevens
Which poet wrote the epic poem "Paterson" about his/her hometown of Paterson, NJ?
William Carlos Williams
Which African-American poet integrated the rhythms of blues and jazz into his/her poetry?
Langston Hughes
Which Eugene O'Neill play is an autobiographical account of his Irish-American family?
Long Day's Journey into Night
What novel traces the development of a young Jewish boy growing up in Chicago during the Great Depression?
The Adventures of Augie March
In which novel are African-American boys cruelly tormented in the "Battle Royal"?
Invisible Man
Which author is known as "the Chekhov of the Suburbs" for his writings about the social mores and emotional yearnings of upper-middle class suburban families?
John Cheever
Betty Friedan's work—which inspired the woman's movement in the 1960s—is entitled
The Feminine Mystique
Which Toni Morrison novel tells of Milkman Dead's search for identity?
The Song of Solomon
Which author wrote Grendel, a retelling of the Old English epic Beowulf from the monster's point of view?
John Gardner
Harry Angstrom is the protagonist of which work?
Run Rabbit Run
Which author wrote the semi-autobiographical Pnin about an ineffectual professor?
Vladimir Nabokov