Survey Quiz Of American Literature

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Survey Quiz Of American Literature - Quiz

American literature is literature predominantly written or produced in English in the United States of America and its preceding colonies. Before the founding of the United States, the Thirteen Colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by British literature. Take this quiz and test your knowledge about American literature.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who wrote Mending wall?

    • A.

      Carl Sanburg

    • B.

      T.S. Eliot

    • C.

      E.e cummings

    • D.

      Countee cullen

    • E.

      Robert Lee Forst

    Correct Answer
    E. Robert Lee Forst
    Explanation
    Robert Lee Frost wrote the poem "Mending Wall." He was an American poet known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his use of colloquial language. "Mending Wall" is one of his most famous poems, exploring themes of boundaries, tradition, and the human tendency to create divisions. Frost's distinct style and his ability to capture the essence of the New England landscape make him a highly regarded poet in American literature.

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  • 2. 

    Who wrote "The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock"?

    • A.

      Cumings

    • B.

      Robert Lee Frost

    • C.

      T.S. Eliot

    • D.

      Edgar lee masters

    • E.

      Sherwood anderson

    Correct Answer
    C. T.S. Eliot
    Explanation
    T.S. Eliot is the correct answer because he is the author of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." This poem, published in 1915, is one of Eliot's most famous works and is considered a landmark in modernist poetry. It explores themes of alienation, self-doubt, and the fear of aging. Eliot's use of fragmented imagery and stream-of-consciousness technique revolutionized poetry and had a significant influence on the literary world.

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  • 3. 

    Who wrote "Barn burning"?

    • A.

      Rober Lee frost

    • B.

      Eugene O' Neil's

    • C.

      Tennesse Williams

    • D.

      William Faulkner's

    • E.

      Alice walker

    Correct Answer
    D. William Faulkner's
    Explanation
    William Faulkner's is the correct answer because "Barn Burning" is a short story written by William Faulkner. It was first published in 1939 and is considered one of Faulkner's most famous and widely anthologized works. The story follows the character of Sarty Snopes, a young boy who must navigate loyalty to his family and the moral dilemma of his father's destructive actions. Faulkner's writing style and exploration of complex themes make "Barn Burning" a significant contribution to American literature.

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  • 4. 

    Who wrote The sound and the furry?

    • A.

      Eugene O' Neil's

    • B.

      William Faulkner

    • C.

      Robert Lee frost

    • D.

      Countee Cullen

    • E.

      Ezra Pound

    Correct Answer
    B. William Faulkner
    Explanation
    William Faulkner wrote The Sound and the Fury.

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  • 5. 

    Who wrote "Emperor Ice cream"?

    • A.

      Langston Hughes

    • B.

      William Faulkner

    • C.

      Wallace stevens

    • D.

      Countee cullen

    • E.

      Ezra Pound

    Correct Answer
    C. Wallace stevens
    Explanation
    Wallace Stevens wrote "Emperor Ice cream".

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  • 6. 

    Who wrote Heritage?

    • A.

      Countiee cullen

    • B.

      William Faulkner

    • C.

      T.S. Eliot

    • D.

      Wallace stevens

    Correct Answer
    A. Countiee cullen
    Explanation
    Countie Cullen is the correct answer because he is known for his poem titled "Heritage." Cullen was an African American poet during the Harlem Renaissance and his work often explored themes of racial identity and heritage. Therefore, it can be inferred that Countie Cullen wrote the poem "Heritage."

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  • 7. 

    Who wrote "The waste land"?

    • A.

      Langston Hues

    • B.

      William Faulkner

    • C.

      Wallace Stevens

    • D.

      T.S. Elliot

    • E.

      Sherwood anderson

    Correct Answer
    D. T.S. Elliot
    Explanation
    T.S. Eliot wrote "The Waste Land." This poem is considered one of the most influential works of modernist literature. It was published in 1922 and reflects the disillusionment and despair felt after World War I. Eliot's use of fragmented language, multiple voices, and cultural references creates a complex and challenging work that explores themes of love, death, and the search for meaning in a fragmented and chaotic world.

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  • 8. 

    "Light in August"

    • A.

      T.S. elliot

    • B.

      William Faulkner

    • C.

      Langston Hughes

    • D.

      Sherwood anderson

    • E.

      Wallace Steven

    Correct Answer
    B. William Faulkner
    Explanation
    The correct answer is William Faulkner. William Faulkner is a renowned American author known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. "Light in August" is one of his most famous works, published in 1932. The novel explores themes of race, religion, and identity through the intertwining stories of several characters. Faulkner's unique writing style, characterized by stream-of-consciousness narrative and complex storytelling, has made him a significant figure in American literature.

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  • 9. 

    Abraham Lincoln: the war Years

    • A.

      T.S. Elliot

    • B.

      Carl Sandburg

    • C.

      William Faulkner

    • D.

      Wallace Stevene

    • E.

      Sherwood anderson

    Correct Answer
    B. Carl Sandburg
    Explanation
    Carl Sandburg is the correct answer because he is known for writing a biography about Abraham Lincoln titled "Abraham Lincoln: The War Years." Sandburg's work on Lincoln is highly regarded and considered a definitive account of the president's life during the Civil War. Sandburg's expertise and extensive research on Lincoln make him the most suitable choice among the listed authors.

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  • 10. 

    The Weary Blues

    • A.

      William Faulkner

    • B.

      Carl Sandburg

    • C.

      Langston Hues

    • D.

      Sherwood anderson

    • E.

      T.s. eliot

    Correct Answer
    C. Langston Hues
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Langston Hues because Langston Hughes is a well-known poet and writer who was associated with the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement in the 1920s and 1930s that celebrated African American art and literature. He is famous for his poetry collections such as "The Weary Blues" and his powerful portrayal of the African American experience. William Faulkner, Carl Sandburg, Sherwood Anderson, and T.S. Eliot are all notable writers, but they are not associated with "The Weary Blues" or the Harlem Renaissance.

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  • 11. 

    As I lay die

    • A.

      Sherwood Anderson

    • B.

      Langston Hugues

    • C.

      William Faulkner

    • D.

      Robert Lee Frost

    • E.

      T.S. Elliot

    Correct Answer
    C. William Faulkner
  • 12. 

    Wines Burg Ohio

    • A.

      Sherwood Anderson

    • B.

      Robert Lee Frost

    • C.

      William Faulkner

    • D.

      Carl Sanburg

    • E.

      Wallace Stevens

    Correct Answer
    A. Sherwood Anderson
  • 13. 

    Stopping on a snowy Evening

    • A.

      Robert Frost

    • B.

      Langston Hugues

    • C.

      Countee Cullen

    • D.

      Sherwood Anderson

    • E.

      T.S. Elliot

    Correct Answer
    A. Robert Frost
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for the author of the poem "Stopping on a Snowy Evening". The correct answer is Robert Frost, as he is the author of this famous poem.

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