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SALTAmericanLitTest1

Study Helps for American Lit Test 1

QuestionAnswer
Who was a Presbyterian minister who wrote "America for Me"? Henry Van Dyke
Who was the author of John Brown's Body and "American Names"? Stephen Vincent Benet
Who wrote Letters from an American Farmer? Hector St. John de Crevecoeur
Which poet wrote about the sea and fields around his home in Maine? Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Which poet was a missionary to China and became a martyr? Elizabeth Scott Stam
Who was a Christian statesman and brilliant orator from New England who wrote "Liberty and Union"? Daniel Webster
Who wrote A Fable for Critics and "The Nation and the Gospel"? James Russell Lowell
Definition: the correspondence of sounds rhyme
Definition: the regular recurrence of sounds rhythm
Definition: the most obvious type of rhyme which is the repetition of the accented or stressed vowel sound and all succeeding sounds in words which come at the ends of lines of poetry end rhyme
Definition: a type of approximate rhyme in which initial consonant sounds are the same alliteration
Definition: the repetition of final consonant sounds consonance
Definition: the repetition of vowel sounds assonance
Definition: the literary term associated with using words which sound like what they mean onomatopoeia
Which painting was used for America's Bicentennial Postage Stamp in 1976? Spirit of '76
Who was a self-taught artist who began painting rural art in her seventies? Grandma Moses
Which painting illustrates a blue-collar worker participating in a town meeting? Freedom of Speech
Who painted Freedom of Speech? Norman Rockwell
Who painted The Pioneer's Home? Currier and Ives
Quotation: "Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars." "America for Me"
Quotation: "I shall not be there. I shall rise and pass. / Bury my heart at Wounded Knee." "American Names"
Quotation: "The American is a new man, who acts upon new principles; he must therefore entertain new ideas and form new opinions." "What Is an American?"
Quotation: "They taught the nation fairness, / Thrift, and the golden tongue." "America Was Schoolmasters"
Quotation: "The family is the living cell of every society." The Portland Declaration
Narrator of "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" Simon Wheeler
Character in "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" who was willing to bet on anything? Jim Smiley
Which poet was known for his biography of Abraham Lincoln and his poems "Chicago," "Fog," and The People, Yes? Carl Sandburg
What was the pen name and character of humorist Charles Farrar Browne? Artemus Ward
What was the pen name of Henry W. Shaw, a popular newspaper humorist, lecturer, and author? Josh Billings
What is Mark Twain's real name? Samuel Clemens
Who is the author of "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"? Mark Twain
Who was the humorist who was part Native American and was famous for his homespun philosophy? Will Rogers
Definition: poetry having no metrical pattern free verse
Definition: the words and pronunciations which are peculiar to a people in a certain section of a country or a certain class of people dialect
Definition: the conversation between characters dialogue
Definition: the arrangement of incidents or events which can be divided into a beginning, middle, and end plot
Who portrayed the pioneering spirit of the western movement in Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap? George Caleb Bingham
Which artist is known for his nineteenth century illustrations of the American West? Frederic Remington
Who painted The Fall of the Cowboy? Frederic Remington
Quotation: "Any way that suited the other man would suit him - any way just so's he got a bet, he was satisfied." "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
Quotation: "I never felt so fervently thankful, so soothed, so tranquil, so filled with a blessed peace, as I did yesterday when I learned that Michael Angelo was dead." The Innocents Abroad
Who wrote it? "The Innocents Abroad" Mark Twain
Who wrote it? "A Creed for Americans" Stephen Vincent Benet
Who wrote it? "A Jingle of Words" Elizabeth Scott Stam
Who wrote it? "America for Me" Henry Van Dyke
Who wrote it? "American Names" Stephen Vincent Benet
Who wrote it? "America Was Schoolmasters" Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Who wrote it? "Liberty and Union" Daniel Webster
Who wrote it? The Portland Declaration Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
Who wrote it? "The Nation and the Gospel" James Russell Lowell
Who wrote it? "The Flag Goes By" Henry Holcomb Bennett
Who wrote it? "They Have Yarns" Carl Sandburg
Who wrote it? "My Life Story" Artemus Ward
Who wrote it? "A Business Letter" Artemus Ward
Who wrote it? "The Mule" Josh Billings
Who wrote it? "The Bumblebee" Josh Billings
Who wrote it? "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" Mark Twain
Who wrote it? Reflections on American Life: A Collection of Sayings Will Rogers
Who painted Hoosick Falls in Winter? Grandma Moses
Quotation: "The American is a new man, who acts upon new principles; he must therefore entertain new ideas and form new opinions." "What is an American?"
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