AMERICAN LITERATURE TEST

AMERICAN LITERATURE TEST

1 What is the most characteristic feature of Native American story telling:
A Linearity
B Realistic Narrative
C Mystery
D Circularity
2 What is the most popular type of Native American story:
A War Myth
B Creation Myth С Ceremony Story D Ritual Story
3 What is the central action of exploration narratives of Early American Literature:
A Survival in wilderness
B Contact with natives
С Establishment of democracy D Christian preaching
4 Who is the author of "The General History o
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·Name the poet of American Revolution:
A A. Bradstreet
B W Whitman
C В. Franklin
D Philip Frenau
9 Who is the author of "Poor Richard's Almanac": A Philip Frenau
B Franklin
C Thomas Paine
D W. Bradford



10 What is another name of "The Autobiography" by Franklin:
A Way to Wealth
B Almanac
С Virtues
D Improvement
11 Which of the following forms best describes traditional Native American literatures in origin?
A Epic
B Prose narrative
C Protest manuals
D Oral performance
12 What type
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· С W. Bradford
D H. Melville
14 What is the form of "Common Sense":
A Captivity narrative
B Short story
C Myth
D Pamphlet
15 Who is the creator of frontier novel:
A B Franklin
B W Irving
C Th. Jefferson D J.F. Cooper
16 Who is the author of the poem "To my Dear and Loving Husband":
A Philis Whitley B A. Bradstreet
C Philip Frenau
D B. Franklin
17 Which of Leather-Stocking tales describes the problem of building democratic society in wilderness:
Ал "The Pioneers"
B "The Pathfinder" С "The Deerslayer" D "The Prairie"
18 Who is the main character of Leather-Stocking Tales:
A Captain Ahab
B Hester Pryn
С Young Goodman Brown
D Natty Bumpo
19 Who is the author of "The Sketch Book":
A W Irving
B J.F. Cooper
C Н. Melville
D H. D Thoreau
20 Who introduced the character of Diedrich Knickerbocker: A B. Franklin
B W Irving
C J.F. Cooper
D R.W. Emerson
21 Who is the author of the story "Rip Van Winkle":
A J.F. Cooper
B Е.А. Рое C W. Irving
D Th. Jefferson
22 Where do we meet the Headless Horseman: A "Rip Van Winkle"
B "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
С "Purloined Letter"
D "Nature"
23 What is the central issue of Irving's stories:
A The problem of frontier
B American revolution
C Survival in Wilderness
D Absence of American cult
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· Рое
C W. Irving
D R. W. Emerson
26 Who is the author of "Nature":
A H.D. Thoreau
B R.W. Emerson
C M. Fuller
D N. Hawthorne
27 Define the form of Emerson's literary works: A Essay
B Pamphlet С Novel
D Poem
28 What should be the source for developing unique American culture according to Emerson:
A Freedom
B American Economy
C American Frontier
D American Nature
29 Who is the author of "Walden; or Life in the Woods":
A R.W. Emerson B Н.D. Thoreau
C Е.А. Рое
D N. Hawthorne
30 Who is the auth
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· М Fuller
D N Hawthorne
31 What is the form of "The Fall of the House of Usher":
A Novel
B Poem
C Detective story
D Horror story
32 The Scarlet Letter is set where?
A England during World War II
B Paris during the French Revolution
C the Middle Ages in Italy
D Puritan America
33 Which of Washington Irving's characters falls asleep for twenty years?
A Tom Buchanan
B Tom Joad
C Philip Marlowe
D Rip van Winkle
34 How did E.A. Рое call his detective stories:
A Argumentative
B Arabesque
C Rational
D Burlesque
35 What is the name of the detective in E.A. Poe's stories:
A Megre
B Dupin С Watson D Clark
36 N. Hawthorne belongs to the period of:
A Naturalism
B Realism
C Colonial Literature
D American Renaissance
37 What is the typical setting for Hawthorne's America:
A Puritan America
B Frontier
C Contemporary to the author
D America of 20th century
38 Who is the author of "Scarlet Letter":
A H Melville
B Е Hemingway С N. Hawthorne
D R.W. Emerson
39 Who is the author of "Typee" and "Omoo":
A H. Melville
B N. Hawthorne
С R.W. Emerson
D E.A. Рое
40 Who is the main character in the novel "Moby-Dick":
A Dupin
B Pequod
C Captain Ahab D Captain Smith
41 Which novel the passage is taken from "He tasks me, he heaps me: I see in him outrageous strength, with inscrutable malice sinewing it That inscrutable thing is what I hate":
A "Scarlet Letter" '
B "Omoo" C "Moby-Dick"
D "Pioneers"
42 The Novel "Moby-Dick" displays the conflict of:
A Democracy and Nature
B Male-Female conflict * С Relation of Man and Nature
D Christianity
43 Which American poet employs hymn as major poetic form:
A Philip Frenau
B W. Whitman C H. Melville D E. Dickinson
44 Who is the author of "Leaves of Grass": A E Dickinson
B W Whitman
C F. Douglass
D E. Hemingway
45 Which poet pronounces the unity of body, self, and community: A W. Whitman
B E. Dickinson
C Philip Frenau
D R. W. Emerson
46 Which of the following poets has a style that is considered introspective, concise, and radically private?
A Walt Whitman
B Robert Frost
C Henry David Thoreau
D Emily Dickinson f
47 Which poet would be most associated with an expansive and gregarious form of self-celebration?
A Ralph Waldo Emerson
B Walt Whitman
C Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
D Emily Dickinson
48 Which previously unknown author did Washington Irving urge George P. Putnam to publish?
A Herman Melville
B Emily Dickinson
C Edgar Allan Poe
D Nathaniel Hawthorne

49 As making a serious American contribution to world literature was no guarantee of monetary rewards, what related activities did many writers undertake to earn a living?
A writing newspaper articles and columns
B editing magazines
C giving lectures
D a and c, only
E a, b, and c
50 Which writer’s Waverley novels appealed to aspiring American writers due to his use of historical setting and his creation of imagined scenes with real historical people and fictional characters?
A Sir Walter Scott
B Samuel Richardson
C Samuel Johnson
D Jonathan Swift








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