Quiz: American Literature And Composition! Trivia Questions Test

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Quiz: American Literature And Composition! Trivia Questions Test

Below is a trivia questions quiz on American literature and composition. There is much that people do not know when it comes to literature by American authors, but if you consider yourself well-read on some of the famous books of all time from these authors, you are in luck as this quiz will offer you the chance to test out your skills. Try it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read carefully for questions 1 and 2.
  • 2. 
    What does the last line of the excerpt reveal about the narrator’s point of view?
    • A. 

      He is suggesting that his point of view is unimportant.

    • B. 

      He is adopting a point of view similar to the one he has criticized.

    • C. 

      He is providing an example of why other characters mock his point of view

    • D. 

      He is highlighting how his point of view is different from other characters’

  • 3. 
    How does the book the narrator is reading initially make him feel? Pick two.
    • A. 

      Content

    • B. 

      Doubtful

    • C. 

      Frightened

    • D. 

      Thankful

  • 4. 
    Read carefully for questions 3-5.
  • 5. 
    Pick the best answer from the choices shown.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 6. 
    Which character in the passage MOST strongly represents the theme of the inevitability of modernization?
    • A. 

      Claude

    • B. 

      Ralph

    • C. 

      Mahailey

    • D. 

      Mrs. Wheeler

  • 7. 
    Writing Style
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 8. 
    The next section does not contain passages and instead contains grammar and composition questions.
  • 9. 
    “It is a hole in the wall,” said the cat. “You look in it, and there you see the picture, and it is so dainty and charming and ethereal and inspiring in its unimaginable beauty that your head turns round and round, and you almost swoon with ecstasy.” The donkey had not said anything as yet; he now began to throw doubts. He said there had never been anything as beautiful as this before, and probably wasn’t now. He said that when it took a whole basketful of sesquipedalian adjectives to whoop up a thing of beauty, it was time for suspicion. What is the MOST LIKELY meaning of the underlined word?
    • A. 

      Concise

    • B. 

      Inapplicable

    • C. 

      Long-winded

    • D. 

      Well-informed

  • 10. 
    Read the dictionary entry. compound n. 1. a combination of two or more ingredients or parts 2. a substance formed by the chemical union of two or more elements 3. a word that consists either of two or more elements that are independent words 4. a building or buildings set off by an enclosed barrier Now read the sentences. In science we are learning about certain compounds that are essential to life, like water. Each water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Which definition from the dictionary entry matches the meaning of compounds as it is used in the sentences?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 11. 
    Read the sentence. Edith Wharton was an American novelist, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and typically explored such themes as the limitations of social class and societal expectations. Which revision BEST improves the syntax of the sentence?
    • A. 

      As an American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner, limitations of social class and societal expectations were themes that Edith Wharton typically explored.

    • B. 

      An American novelist, Edith Wharton, a Pulitzer Prize winner, typically explored such themes as the limitations of social class and societal expectations

    • C. 

      Typically exploring such themes as the limitations of social class and societal expectations, Edith Wharton was an American novelist, and she was a Pulitzer Prize winner.

    • D. 

      Edith Wharton, an American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner, typically explored such themes as the limitations of social class and societal expectations.

  • 12. 
    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.

  • 13. 
    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.