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CLEP American Literature Practice

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Which of the following was NOT common in early Puritan literature?
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Short Stories
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Which Boston preacher was known in part for his narratives of the Salem witch trials?
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Cotton Mather
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The writings of Jonathan Edwards are most closely associated with which one of the following?
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The Great Awakening
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Which of the following is NOT a literary device typical of Native American literature?
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Sarcasm
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To whom was William Bradford referring to when he used the term “Saint” to describe some of his fellow voyagers at sea?
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His fellow Puritans
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The author of Common Sense was
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Thomas Paine
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Ichabod Crane is the main character in which of the following works?
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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Who has earned the nickname “The Father of the American Novel”?
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Charles Brockden Brown
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Who wrote the first American slave autobiography after obtaining his freedom?
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Olaudah Equiano
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Censorship by which of the following helped to determine the content of early American literature?
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Protestants
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Which author is NOT classified as a member of the Romantic period in American fiction?
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James Fenimore Cooper
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The main characters in the poems and short stories of Edgar Allen Poe can best be described as
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manmen
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In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Birthmark,” Aylmer commits a fatal error when his
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Faith in science causes him to try to improve on nature
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An interpretation of the characters Hester Prynne, Reverend Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth as representing Eve, Ada, and Satan, respectively, is an example of
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allegory
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Keeping time, time, time is about The Bells. Who wrote that?
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Edgar Allan Poe
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How was the envelope in the story “The Purloined Letter” hidden?
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in plain sight
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Who created detective fiction?
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Edgar Allan Poe
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Who write an anti-slavery novel?
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Harriet Beacher Stowe
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Who wrote a book about a captain who chased a big white whale?
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Herman Melville
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Who isn’t known primarily as a poet active during the American Romantic period?
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Emerson
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This is a Boston Brahim Poet
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Longfellow
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Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain” is about whom?
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Abraham Lincoln
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A important female essayist of the Transcendentalist period
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Margaret Fuller
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A novel about cannibalistic tribe in South Pacific.
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Typee
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What poem is about a lost soul “Lenore”?
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The Raven
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Stephen Crane, Jack London, and Theodore Dreiser
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Naturalists