Chapter-13- An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, And Reform

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The American renaissance period in American literature ran from about 130 to around the civil war. There were a lot of changes that we covered in this era in chapter 13 on American renaissance when it came to romanticism and reform. Take up the quiz below and refresh your memory. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Deism was heavily influenced by
    • A. 

      Timothy Dwight's revivalism

    • B. 

      Enlightenment rationalism

    • C. 

      Transcendentalism

    • D. 

      Emerson and Thoreau

  • 2. 
    Charles G. Finney
    • A. 

      Focused on group conversion decisions to avoid the loneliness of single acts

    • B. 

      Taught that regeneration was a change from selfishness to universalism

    • C. 

      Eventually became president of Harvard College

    • D. 

      Grew up in a very religious home

  • 3. 
    By 1850 the largest Protestant denomination in the nation was the
    • A. 

      Mormons

    • B. 

      Methodists

    • C. 

      Unitarians

    • D. 

      Baptists

  • 4. 
    An intense expression of romantic ideals, transcendentalism drew from
    • A. 

      The rationality of deism

    • B. 

      Both the Unitarians and the Universalists

    • C. 

      The moralism of Puritanism

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The American "intellectual Declaration of Independence" was
    • A. 

      Emerson's "The American Scholar"

    • B. 

      Thoreau's "Self - Reliance

    • C. 

      Hawthorne's Moby Dick

    • D. 

      Whitman's Leaves of Grass

  • 6. 
    Thoreau wrote "Civil Disobedience" in reaction to
    • A. 

      Slavery and the abolitionist movement

    • B. 

      The coming of the Civil War

    • C. 

      The Second Great Awakening

    • D. 

      The Mexican War

  • 7. 
    The inventor of the detective story was
    • A. 

      Herman Melville

    • B. 

      Edgar Allen Poe

    • C. 

      Emily Dickinson

    • D. 

      Walt Whitman

  • 8. 
    "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer," said
    • A. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • B. 

      Henry David Thoreau

    • C. 

      Herman Melville

    • D. 

      Walt Whitman

  • 9. 
    The popular press expanded in the antebellum period primarily because of
    • A. 

      The invention of the telegraph

    • B. 

      Better writers

    • C. 

      Advances in printing technology

    • D. 

      Increasing literacy rates in the south

  • 10. 
    To promote social stability and equal opportunity, Horace Mann was a leader in promoting
    • A. 

      Personal salvation during the Second Great Awakening

    • B. 

      An end to slavery

    • C. 

      Public schools

    • D. 

      Moderation in the consumption of alcohol

  • 11. 
    The most widespread reform movment of the antebellum era probably was the
    • A. 

      Temperance crusade

    • B. 

      Promotion of public education

    • C. 

      Abolitionism

    • D. 

      Effort to establish utopian communities

  • 12. 
    Prison reformers wanted prisons to
    • A. 

      Punish prisoners severely

    • B. 

      Rehabilitate prisoners

    • C. 

      Remove criminals permanently from society

    • D. 

      Make a substantial profit

  • 13. 
    The organized movement for women's rights had its origins in
    • A. 

      The Second Great Awakening

    • B. 

      The lyceum movement

    • C. 

      Transcendentalism

    • D. 

      A split in the antislavery movement

  • 14. 
    The first organized meeting for women's rights occurred at
    • A. 

      Auburn, New York

    • B. 

      New Harmony, Indiana

    • C. 

      Oneida, New York

    • D. 

      Seneca, Falls, New York

  • 15. 
    The New Harmony community was based on
    • A. 

      Christian religious values

    • B. 

      The doctrine of "complex marriage"

    • C. 

      Cooperative ownership

    • D. 

      All of the above