A Growing Nation 1800-1840

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A Growing Nation 1800-1840

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  • 1. 
    President Jefferson signed the __________________ in 1803 extending the American boundary west to the Rocky Mountains. It doubled America in size.
  • 2. 
    During the Jackson era, the removal of the cherokee from Georgia to Oklahoma was called the _____________ because thousands died on the journey.
  • 3. 
    The _________________ between American and Great Britain was fought during this period. America's victory brought a feeling of solidarity to the country.
  • 4. 
    Francis Scott Key wrote and Seth Duprey sang ___________________________.
  • 5. 
    Fearing intervention from Europe, Pres. James Monroe drafted the ___________________ which stated that the Americas are not to be colonized by any European powers.
  • 6. 
    A pivital battle was fought at the __________________ upon Texas' sucession from Mexico and it became the Republic of Texas.
  • 7. 
    The ____________ were religious fundamentalists who sought salvation.
  • 8. 
    Romanticism:
    • A. 

      Favored reason, intuition and intellect or facts over emotion and imagination.

    • B. 

      Major literary and cultural movement that emerged from the revolutionary spirit of the late 1700's.

    • C. 

      Deep interest and reverance for nature

    • D. 

      Accent on mystery

  • 9. 
    Washington Irving:
    • A. 

      1st professional author of the new nation.

    • B. 

      Named after 1st president.

    • C. 

      1st American literary figure to win an international reputation.

  • 10. 
    Washington Irving also wrote under the names:
    • A. 

      Dylan Thomas

    • B. 

      Jonathan Oldstyle

    • C. 

      Rip Van Winkle

    • D. 

      Diedrich Knickerbocker

  • 11. 
    Washington Irving's works included:
    • A. 

      The Devil and Daniel Webster

    • B. 

      The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • C. 

      A History of New England

    • D. 

      Rip Torn

    • E. 

      Stories based on European folk tales.

  • 12. 
    The theme of "The Devil and Tom Walker:"
    • A. 

      Greed-taking advantage of others' misfortune

    • B. 

      Dishonesty-lying to get one's own way

    • C. 

      Sympathy-showing compassion to the misfortunate

  • 13. 
    Quotes from "The Devil and Tom Walker:"
    • A. 

      The Devil take me if I have made a farthing! (Tom Walker)

    • B. 

      I am the great patron of slave dealers and the grandmaster of the Salem witches. (The Devil)

    • C. 

      I only want what's rightfully mine. (Tom's wife)

  • 14. 
    Tom's wife is ________________ .
  • 15. 
    Tom meets the ______________ in the woods owned by Deacon Peabody.
  • 16. 
    Devil carves names of sinners going to hell into _____________________ .
  • 17. 
    Tom's wife was trying to make the Devil show her where __________________ is buried when she disappears.
  • 18. 
    Tom finds his wife's _________________ tied up in her apron, hanging in a tree.
  • 19. 
    Tom becomes rich by becoming a ___________________ , giving loans to those who are in financial need but then taking everthing they have when they can't repay the loan.
  • 20. 
    In the end, Tom is carried away to hell on the Devil's _____________________ .
  • 21. 
    William Cullen Bryant:
    • A. 

      Editor of the New York times

    • B. 

      1st great American poet

    • C. 

      Supported women's rights, freedom of speech and religion, abolition of slavery

    • D. 

      Explored connection between industry and humanity

    • E. 

      Wrote poetry without rhyme but with a recurring pattern of stressed and unstresed syllables, or blank verse.

  • 22. 
    "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant:
    • A. 

      Means "death vision"

    • B. 

      Shows connection between heaven and hell

    • C. 

      Says not to fear death as it's the next phase in nature's cycle of life

  • 23. 
    "To a Waterfowl" by William Cullen Bryant:
    • A. 

      Speaks of the certainty of life's journey

    • B. 

      Shows how life is directed by the providence of God

    • C. 

      Describes migratory paths of the Canada goose

  • 24. 
    Edgar Allan Poe:
    • A. 

      Married his 14 year old cousin at the age of 34

    • B. 

      Came from a wealthy, tightly-knit family

    • C. 

      Attended military academy

    • D. 

      Found lying in the street where he died of tuberculosis

  • 25. 
    Edgar Allan Poe:
    • A. 

      Father of the American short story

    • B. 

      Inventor of the detective genre

    • C. 

      Wrote "Never Cry Wolf"

    • D. 

      Wrote "The House of the Rising Sun"

  • 26. 
    One of Poe's styles was for each character, detail and event to contribute one ____________ .
  • 27. 
    _________________ gives a hint or clue as to what will happen later in the story.
  • 28. 
    "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe:
    • A. 

      Overall feeling of happiness

    • B. 

      Family curse due to direct line of descent

    • C. 

      Theme of madness

  • 29. 
    __________________ is the "mental" twin: ghostly pale, frail and nervous
  • 30. 
    _____________________ is the "physical" twin, cataleptical, gradually wasting away from an incurable medical condition.
  • 31. 
    Examples of foreshadowing in "The Fall of the House of Usher" include:
    • A. 

      Madeline's sickness & wasting away - her eventual death & burial

    • B. 

      The small crack in the foundation of the house - the deteriorating health of the family within the house

    • C. 

      The dismal atmosphere outside - the depressing atmosphere inside the house

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 32. 
    "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe:
    • A. 

      All the Raven says is, "Forever more."

    • B. 

      The narrator is trapped in the shadow of depression after the death of his love, Lenore

    • C. 

      The Raven is a symbol of true love

  • 33. 
    "To Helen" by Edgar Allan Poe"
    • A. 

      Poe wrote this to his mother

    • B. 

      Helen refers to Helen of Troy

    • C. 

      Helen was known for her incomparable beauty

  • 34. 
    ______________ is a reference to another literary work or figure, place or event from history, religion or mythology.
  • 35. 
    Sound devices are used to give writing a musical quality and include _____________ .
  • 36. 
    Assonance is the repetition of __________ sounds.
  • 37. 
    Consonance is the repetition of _______________ sounds at the ends of words or accented syllables.
  • 38. 
    ________________ is the repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants, at the beginnings of words.
  • 39. 
    Ambiguity means a ___________ meaning.