English 231: American Lit - Review for Midterm Exam

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English 231: American Lit - Review for Midterm Exam
2014-02-24 23:22:00
American Literature

Review cards for ENG 231 Midterm
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  1. Last name of author and recipient of "My love is such that rivers cannot
    quench/Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense”
  2. Colony of policy “he who does not work shall not eat”
    Jamestown (John Smith)
  3. Faith of Phyllis Wheatley, who arrived as a kidnapped African slave child, was sold
    from the South Market in Boston, and was reared in a pious household
  4. Truths that Thomas Jefferson regarded as self-evident
    • That all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
    • unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of
    • Happiness
  5. Elected
    president of the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery in 1785 and
    published a 1790 article entitled “On the Slave-Trade”
    Benjamin Franklin
  6. Slave mother of at least one of Thomas Jefferson's children
    Sally Hemings
  7. Two American authors, both former presidents, who died on the same day, July 4,
    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
  8. The author Benjamin Franklin is credited with creation of such public institutions
    as these
    The free library and the postal system
  9. Literary couple who produced a son who was a president; a grandson who was minister to Britain during the Civil War; and a great-grandson who was a historian, novelist, and autobiographer
    John and Abigail Adams
  10. Likely reason Phillis Wheatley’s proposals to publish a volume of 33 poems and 13
    letters that would be dedicated to Benjamin Franklin were rejected by
    Racial prejudice
  11. As recorded in Of Plymouth Plantation, man who was executed for bestiality
    Thomas Granger
  12. Last name of author and recipient of "Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands”
  13. Author of “I am surprised at the Suddenness as well as Greatness of this Revolution. Britain has been fill’d with Folly, and America with Wisdom"
    John Adams
  14. Literary work of the passage “Not one third of the inhabitants, even of this province, are of English descent. Wherefore, I reprobate the phrase of Parent or Mother Country applied to England only"
    Thomas Paine's Common Sense
  15. Author who alludes to Benjamin Franklin in this passage: “You must console me in your absence by a Recital of all your adventures, tho methinks I would not have them in all respects too similar to those related of your venerable Colleigue, Whose Mentor like appearance, age and philosophy must certainly lead the polite scientific Ladies of France to suppose they are embracing the God of Wisdom, in a Humane Form”
    John Adams
  16. Author of an “appeal for settlers to plant a colony in New England” in A Description of New England in which he extols the plentiful fish, abundant game, and free land
    John Smith
  17. Ladies to whom this passage refers: “This is a very grave and solemn Discourse to a Lady. True, and I thank God that his Providence has made me Acquainted with two Ladies at least who can bear it. I think Madam, that the Union of the Colonies, will continue and be more firmly cemented. But We must move slowly. Patience, Patience, Patience!”
    Mercy Otis Warren and Abigail Adams
  18. American author, former president, and architect of Monticello
    Thomas Jefferson
  19. State in which Thomas Paine lived his final years
    New York
  20. Author whose husband was the first vice president of the United States and the second president (1797-1801)
    Abigail Adams