Test On American Literature And Composition! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Test On American Literature And Composition! Trivia Questions Quiz

Below is a test on American literature and composition. When you look at all the works written by American authors, there is a high chance that most of them will blow your mind. Just how observant have you been about them and their work? Do take up the quiz below and get to find out some new ones to read on!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read carefully for questions 2 and 3.
  • 2. 
    Read the sentences from the excerpt. "... quite deliberately, Julia had given her heart to the young man. It didn’t relate what the final disposition of the organ was, but I didn’t really care." How do the words final disposition of the organ impact the tone of the excerpt?  
    • A. 

      They create a tranquil tone by suggesting that Julia’s heart has been laid peacefully to rest.

    • B. 

      They create an uncomfortable tone by grotesquely detailing the fate of Julia’s heart.

    • C. 

      They create a mysterious tone by hinting that Julia’s heart may not have been removed after all.

    • D. 

      They create a humorous tone by literally interpreting a figurative phrase about Julia’s heart.

  • 3. 
    Which idea BEST describes why the author uses multiple settings?
    • A. 

      To suggest both joy and sorrow

    • B. 

      To suggest both light and shadow

    • C. 

      To suggest both motion and tranquility

    • D. 

      To suggest both connection and isolation

  • 4. 
    Read carefully for questions 4-7.
  • 5. 
    Pick the best answer.
    • A. 

      People often resist change.

    • B. 

      Some people enjoy hard work

    • C. 

      One must be persistent to be persuasive

    • D. 

      Advances in technology yield positive results.

  • 6. 
    Based on the passage, which statement is MOST likely true about Claude and Ralph Wheeler?  
    • A. 

      Claude relies on others; Ralph is independent.

    • B. 

      Claude enjoys his family; Ralph is restless to escape.

    • C. 

      Claude is the harder worker; Ralph is the favored son.

    • D. 

      Claude takes all the credit; Ralph is the responsible one.

  • 7. 
    Which character in the passage MOST strongly represents the theme of the inevitability of modernization?
    • A. 

      Claude

    • B. 

      Ralph

    • C. 

      Mahailey

    • D. 

      Mrs. Wheeler

  • 8. 
    Pick the best answer.
    • A. 

      Force mother to carry heavy items

    • B. 

      Shower mother with enjoyable gifts

    • C. 

      Help mother finish her chores faster

    • D. 

      Give mother more than she can handle

  • 9. 
    Read the definition and the sentence. deteriorate v. 1. to become worse in value or quality over time 2. to wear away slowly "After nearly forty years of wear and tear, the _______ of the exterior of the house was significant." Which form of deteriorate correctly completes the sentence?  
    • A. 

      Deteriorating

    • B. 

      Deterioration

    • C. 

      Deteriorative

    • D. 

      Deteriorated

  • 10. 
    Which sentence uses hyphenation correctly?
    • A. 

      When I was twenty-two years-old, I lived in the Czech Republic for a summer and worked as an English speaking tour guide.

    • B. 

      Marcus does not usually care for peanuts unless they are chocolate-covered.

    • C. 

      My brother recently purchased a state of-the-art blender that can make delicious smoothies in a matter of seconds

    • D. 

      Mr. Donovan’s lease is up in mid-September, at which point he will move to a different city.

  • 11. 
    Which sentence contains correct capitalization?
    • A. 

      Sophia spent hours combing the local gift shops to find the perfect item for grandma Iris

    • B. 

      Maria’s family moved to the southwest after her Dad’s job was transferred to the main office

    • C. 

      Contact representative Whitney’s office to obtain further information about the public meetings

    • D. 

      Icarus is a character from a Greek myth who tries to escape from Crete by means of wings made from wax

  • 12. 
    Did you answer all questions to the best of your ability? The decision to not answer questions with the best of your ability can cause damage to the validity of the research study. Please check over all answers again and confirm your selections.  
    • A. 

      Yes I have and I wish to continue.

    • B. 

      No, I will check again and answer to the best of my ability.