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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!"?
William Faulkner
Ernest Hemingway
Booth Tarkington
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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