Early American Literature

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Early American Literature
This quiz focuses on the beginnings of American literature, including the origin of American English. It corresponds to collections 1-3 of Elements of Literature: 5th Course.

  
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1.  The first people to migrate to North America were
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2.  Which of the following statements about the Puritans is not true?
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3.  The Mayflower Compact paved the way for
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4.  Harvard College was founded soon after the first Pilgrims landed
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5.  Rationalists believed that all people
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6.  Which of the following statements best describes Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography?
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7.  The Pilgrims regard their voyage as
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8.  The seamen are astonished by the death of the profane seaman and attribute his demise to
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9.  At the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims are most thankful for
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10.  In her poem, Bradstreet mostly criticizes herself for
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11.  When Bradstreet writes “I blest His name that gave and took…,” she implies that
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12.  Which of the following ideas does Bradstreet find most consoling?
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13.  In “Huswifery,” the speaker compares God to a
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14.  Paine argues that the best way to defeat the British is for
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15.  Paine suggests that a state that surrenders its arms to the British would have to
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16.  By comparing the British king to a thief and a housebreaker, Paine suggests that
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17.  “The heart that feels not now is dead: The blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when little might have saved the whole…”This quotation illustrates how Paine
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18.  Some of the differences that developed between the British and American languages were caused by
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19.  Changes in language usage occurred
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20.  The word Americanism identifies a word or expression that
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21.  Because they disliked Americanisms, some British purists
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22.  Many Americans and British feared that
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