American Literature Time Periods Quiz

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American Literature Quizzes & Trivia

Advanced Placement and American Literature classes need to take this quiz by Friday. January 15, 2009. You may use your notes from class presentations. All questions are based on the presentations of your classmates. Please turn in a copy of your completion certificate to Ms. Heiner by Friday.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      An examination of life as it actually is.

    • B. 

      A romantic portrayal of life.

    • C. 

      An examination of the countryside versus the city.

    • D. 

      A sad and depressing view of reality.

    • E. 

      A type of writing that examines nothing but death.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Postmodern; end slavery.

    • B. 

      Colonial; end patriotism for England.

    • C. 

      Modernism; end individualism.

    • D. 

      Renaissance; end sexism.

    • E. 

      Romanticism; define themselves and their writing style as independent from England.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Transcendentalism, Symbolism, and Dark Romanticism.

    • B. 

      The Harlem Renaissance, The Lost Generation, and Confessional Poetry.

    • C. 

      There were no movements during the modernist time period.

    • D. 

      Symbolism, Naturalism, and Postmodernism.

    • E. 

      Realism, Romanticism, and the American Renaissance.

  • 4. 
    During the Colonial Time Period, the writing was influenced most by what religious persuasion? 
    • A. 

      The Puritans

    • B. 

      The Catholics

    • C. 

      The Pilgrims

    • D. 

      The Anglo Saxons

    • E. 

      Pagan Rituals

  • 5. 
    During the Revolutionary time period, what great document was written? 
    • A. 

      The first romance novel.

    • B. 

      The Declaration of Independence.

    • C. 

      Confessional poetry.

    • D. 

      The Heiner Papers

    • E. 

      The great American novel.

  • 6. 
    Writers in the Romantic time period were concerned with:        
    • A. 

      Nature as a source of secular and spiritual knowledge, emotion as truth, and exploration of the self.

    • B. 

      Scientific exploration.

    • C. 

      Love and romance.

    • D. 

      The philosophy of how to run a new country.

    • E. 

      The future.

  • 7. 
    Postmodern writing often uses ___________ and __________ as literary devices. 
    • A. 

      Black humor; metafiction.

    • B. 

      Metaphors; verbal irony.

    • C. 

      Hyperbole; Personification.

    • D. 

      Symbolism; Imagery.

    • E. 

      Biblical Allusion; Mythical Allusion.