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American Literature

written by: Ejane4u
 
This quiz contains questions on American authors and their works. Give it a try!

Question 1:


Who wrote the Southern Gothic novel "Absalom, Absalom!"?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
William Faulkner
Booth Tarkington
Ernest Hemingway

Question 2:


Which of these plays were written by Arthur Miller?
"The Night of the Iguana" and "The Rose Tattoo"
"The Skin of our Teeth" and "Our Town"
"The Crucible" and "Death of a Salesman"
"Strange Interlude" and "Desire Under the Elms"

Question 3:


What statement about James Thurber and Dorothy Parker is true?
They were communists.
They were poets.
They were playwrights.
They were humorists.

Question 4:


Who wrote the modernist poem "The Waste Land"?
George Eliot
Robert Frost
Carl Sandburg
T.S. Eliot

Question 5:


Ernest Hemingway's writing style is characterized by which of the following?
understatement and terseness
biting wit and sarcasm
sentimentality
flowing imagery

Question 6:


"The Call of the Wild" and "The Sea Wolf" are novels by John Steinbeck.
False
True

Question 7:


Langston Hughes wrote poetry, plays, and novels.
False
True

Question 8:


Some of Willa Cather's novels deal with frontier life on the Great Plains.
True
False

Question 9:


A major theme of "The Great Gatsby" is the corruption of American innocence through the pursuit of wealth.
True
False

Question 10:


"Rabbit, Run" and "The Centaur" were both written by Bernard Malamud.
True
False

 


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