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American Studies review final exam first semester

American literature from Natives to Civil War.
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  1. Sky Woman, Wolverine, and Turtle are all important figures in which of the following types of literature?
    Native American oral tales
  2. Realism is a reaction against
  3. The term REALISM encompasses the period of time from
    The Civil War to the 1900's
  4. Realism concerns itself with
    Changing demographics
  5. Beginning an essay with a rhetorical question is the BEST way to hook your audience. (For example, Do you like dogs?)
  6. ALL topic sentences (the main idea of a paragraph) should relate to the paper's main thesis (the main idea of a paper).
  7. It is always a good idea to include proof from a text (either a primary or a secondary source) in a paragraph.
  8. The POW in the point-proof-pow method of writing refers to
    Explaining the proof and Making meaning of the point
  9. The myth implies that, if the right-handed twin had created the world by himself, the world would be
  10. Because his audience was the king of Spain, Cabeza de Vaca's main purpose in writing La Relacion was to relate his
  11. Of Plymouth Plantation is considered a primary source
    because it was written by someone who actually took part in these events.
  12. Throughout this selection, Bradford views God's actions mainly as providing
  13. To My Dear and Loving Husband could best be described as a tribute to
  14. In Patrick Henry's famous speech, he believes that the time for negotiation
    has passed.
  15. Elizabeth Proctor did not tell Danforth that Abigail was a harlot because
    she feared that John might be hanged for adultery.
  16. Parris is reluctant to tell anyone that Betty may be bewitched because
    he fears that his enemies will destroy his reputation.
  17. Which of the following was most probably Edwards's main purpose in writing this sermon?
    to persuade his listeners to seek spiritual rebirth in God
  18. What human weakness does Henry associate with the colonists who oppose his position?
  19. Which of the following is an essential part of Emerson's definition of integrity?
    Faithfully following one's conscience
  20. According to Emerson, what is the main source of greatness in a person?
    One's individuality
  21. Recalling the writings of Ralpho Waldo Emerson, with which of the following aphorisms would Emerson most probably disagree?
    No man is wise enough by himself from Titus Maccius Plautus
  22. An important condition of Tom's deal with Old Scratch that is not directly stated in the story is that Tom will
    lose his soul.
  23. What do the revelers find underneath the mask and cloth wrappings of the Red Death?
  24. Which of the following did Poe most probably intend the ebony clock to represent in this allegory?
  25. The appearance of the Red Death in Prince Prospero's abbey is ironic in that
    Great precautions have been taken to keep it out of the abbey.
  26. Prince Prospero's name is ironic in that
    He dies a horrible death.
  27. Thoreau learned from his stay at Walden Pond that people who pursue their dreams
    Will meet with unexpected success.
  28. Thoreau would most probably describe "details" as
    Distractions from life.
  29. Thoreau went to Walden Pond because he
    Wanted to lead a more meaningful life.
  30. Thoreau says that the only obligation he has to assume is to
    Do what he thinks is right.
  31. Oh, our Mother the Earth! Oh, our Father the Sky!
  32. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately
  33. �And in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country.�
    Enlightenment (Age of Reason)
  34. �When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature�s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.�
    Enlightenment (Age of Reason)
  35. �Most men, it appears to me, are in a strange uncertainty about life, whether it is of the devil or of God, and have somewhat hastily concluded that it is the chief end of man here to �glorify God and enjoy him forever.��
  36. �In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life -- no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground -- my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space -- all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am part or parcel of God.�
  37. Most associated with oral traditions.
  38. This author wrote �Self-Reliance.�
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  39. This author lived in a cabin by Walden pond.
    Henry David Thoreau
  40. This author was America�s first millionaire
    Ben Franklin
  41. This author took European legends and �Americanized them�.
    Washington Irving
  42. This author knows that her true treasure is waiting for her in Heaven, not here on Earth
    Anne Bradstreet
  43. This author is considered an Anti-Transcendentalist
    Edgar Allan Poe
  44. This author had a preoccupation with death.
    Edgar Allan Poe
  45. This author wrote about God
    Anne Bradstreet
  46. This author was Emerson�s Gardener and handyman
    Henry David Thoreau
  47. This author was America's first poet
    Anne Bradstreet
  48. This author offered their Poor Richard's Almanac for sale and made it an American institution, filling it with maxims for achieving wealth and preaching hard work and thrift.
    Ben Franklin
  49. This author was an inventor, inventing items still in use today
    Ben Franklin
  50. This author secretly married his cousin when she was only 13.
    Edgar Allan Poe
  51. �If ever man were loved by wife, then thee�
    Anne Bradstreet
  52. This author wrote, � Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!�
    Henry David Thoreau
  53. 1707 Jamestown closed as a permanent settlement.
  54. The Native Americans usually greeted the earliest European settlers as enemies, inflicting tremendous hardships on them.
  55. The Mayflower landed at Plymouth in 1670.
  56. The Puritans wanted to create a new government in America called a democracy.
  57. For the Puritans, religion affected every aspect of their life.
  58. The Puritans believed that exist for the glory of God.
  59. The first black slaves were brought to Massachusetts in 1590.
  60. It was an oddly assorted group that established the foundation of American literature: The Native Americans with their preoccupation with sin, the Puritans with their busy social lives, and the Southern planters with their oral traditions.
  61. The Puritans wrote poetry.
  62. The Puritans founded Harvard University.
  63. Jonathan Edwards wrote Cases of Conscience Concerning Evil Spirits, a history of the Mayflower.
  64. The Puritans believed in a plain style of writing.
  65. Just like the Puritans, much of what was produced during the Revolutionary period involved private soul-searching