American Literature Quizzes & Trivia

Thomas Paine, Edgar Alan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, etc. These are just a few of the great names of American Literature.

Who was the author of “The Catcher in the rye”? Who wrote “The Grapes of Wrath”? Which one of Mark Twain’s novels is called “The Great American” novel? Which one is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous novel? Which genre is Edgar Alan Poe considered to have invented? All those reading assignments in high-school are about to pay off now with our American Literature trivia. Take the quiz, answer all of the questions and create another memorable work of art. Fame and fortune are very close. Can you deliver?
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    In Walden, who urges people to simplify their lives and look to nature for meaning?  

Advanced Placement and American Literature classes need to take this quiz by Friday, January 15, 2009.  You may use your notes from class presentations.  All questions are based on the presentations of your...

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    A good definition of American Realism is:



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    The first people to migrate to North America were

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    Who wrote the book "Lamb in His Bosom"?

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    Who wrote Mending wall?

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American Literature Questions & Answers


What is American realism?
Option A - An examination of life as it actually is, is the right answer. American Realism was a style in art, music and literature that represents contemporary social realities and the lives and everyday activities of ordinary people. American Reali
What does this work exemplify? I have said that the sole effect of my somewhat childish experiment—that of looking down within the tarn—had been to deepen the first singular impression....
This work exemplifies unity of effect or letter A. You will know that this is the type of writing used based on the reaction of the reader after reading a certain sentence, paragraph, or even the whole story. Most people who read the piece of work ma
Who was the author of "the scarlet letter"?
The Scarlett Letter was written in 1850 and is a work of historical fiction. The setting of the novel is 17th century Puritan times in Massachusetts Bay Colony. The author wrote the story setting to be 1642 to 1649. The author used themes of guilt, l
Which of the following movements took place in the modernist time period? 1. Transcendentalism, Symbolism, and Dark Romanticism. 2. The Harlem Renaissance, The Lost Generation, and...
The answer to this is B. For those who do not know, the Harlem Renaissance was the time when the Whites realized that the Blacks have given a significant contribution to society. This has made African Americans able to show that they are able to prod
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