PROGRAM 40, AMERICAN LITERATURE, PERIODS

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  • TESTS ON LITERARY PERIODS OF American LITERATURE
  • 25 QUESTION
  • 25 MINUTES 
  • GOOD LUCK!!
Name
1.

Dreiser Looks at Russia

2.

The years 1900-1914 mark American Literature's —. The literature in this period claims to give an even more accurate depiction of life than realism. In parallel with the post-Darwinian thesis, the writers created characters whose behaviours are entirely based upon heredity and environment.  Choose the best option to complete the given sentence.

3.

Because I could not stop for Death” is a lyric poem about Death. The poet personifies death as a gentleman caller who takes a leisurely carriage ride with the poet to his/her grave.  Who is the writer of “Because I could not stop for Death”?

4.

The Negro in the Dismal Swamp

5.

Which of the following authors did not produce works in the Romantic Period?

6.

Tamerlane and Other Poems

7.

“I’ll tell you how the sun rose", “A Route of Evanescence", “Bees are Black with Gilt Surcingles", “Further In Summer Than The Birds”, “Of Bronze and Blaze The Sky Tonight" are some of the popular poems of —.   Choose the correct option to fill in the gap in the paragraph.

8.

- The author's narrative method is characterized by the simplicity of diction and sentence structure.  - Love and death are the popular themes employed by the author.  - "The Torrents of Spring, The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell To Anns, The Old Man And The Sea” are some of the most popular works of the author.  Who is the American Literature writer described above?

9.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Lydia Sigourney, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson are among the famous poets of —.   Choose the correct option to fill in the gap in the paragraph.

10.

During the — Period , some of the greatest documents of American history were written down.


In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense and Thomas Jefferson wrote The Declaration of Independence. Between 1787 and 1788, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay authored The Federalist Papers. In 1787, The Constitution of the United States was drafted and in 1789 it was finalized.  Choose the correct option to fill in the gap in the paragraph.

11.

“The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance and The Marble Faun” are some of the popular novels of —.  Choose the best option to complete the given sentence.

12.

In the table below. American writers and some of their prominent works are matched.  Which match is nfil correct?

13.

- The author wrote about American innocence, the nature of art and the search of the individual for a more prosperous life.  - “Daisy Miller", “The Turn of The Screw”, “The Jolty Corner", The Beast in The Jungle” and “The Real Thing” are some of the well known short stories of the author.  Who is the literary figure of American Literature described above?

14.

Micheal Wigglesworth, Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor are among the famous poets of —.   Choose the correct option to fill in the gap in the paragraph.

15.

- The author believed in the importance of demonstrating beauty rather than morality.  - The author is considered to be the inventor of detective stories.  - “Ligeia” The Fall of the House of Usher", “The Masque of The Read Death" and “Morelia” are some of the most famous stories of the author.  Who is the American literature writer described above?

16.

Which of the following authors did not produce works in the Realistic Period?

17.

James Fennimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Harriet E. Wilson are among the famous novelists of—.  Choose the best option to complete the given sentence.

18.

Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Travels With Charley are some of the notable novels of —.  Who is the writer of the literary works listed above?

19.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Lydia Sigourney, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson are among the famous poets of — Period.  Choose the best option to complete the given sentence.

20.

Who is the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” that tells the story of a white lawyer in a Southern town who defends a black man accused of assaulting a white woman?

21.

After the Civil War, American Literature entered into the —.The major form of literature produced in this era aims to portray life as it really is and make the reader believe that the characters actually might exist and the situations might actually happen.  Thus, literature of this period focuses on the ordinary and commonplace.  Choose the best option to complete the given sentence.

22.

The Marble Faun

23.

— are English religious and political reformers who fled their native land in search of religious freedom, and who settled and colonized New England in the 17th century.  Choose the best option to complete the given sentence.

24.

political pamphlets, travel writing and persuasive writing are the typical genres and styles seen in  Period. Choose the correct option to fill in the gap in the paragraph.

25.

Happy Life of Francis Macomber


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