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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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What we have here is a quiz on American literature and composition EOC! The quiz is perfect for not helping you review what you know about literature works but also how to write a book that will not be forgotten in history. Do...

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 631   |  Last updated: Dec 24, 2019
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    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?  

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...

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 7544   |  Last updated: Dec 17, 2020
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    A good definition of American Realism is:

Are you reading for an American literature and composition EOC test? The trivia quiz below is designed to help you test out what you know about the different literature works written in America, the writers behind them, and what...

Questions: 19  |  Attempts: 400   |  Last updated: Jan 17, 2020
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    What does the last line of the excerpt reveal about the narrator’s point of view?



Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 1034   |  Last updated: Oct 23, 2018
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    In Walden, who urges people to simplify their lives and look to nature for meaning?  



Questions: 22  |  Attempts: 951   |  Last updated: May 4, 2020
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    The first people to migrate to North America were
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