CLEP Modernism Period (1910-1945) Historical Development/Literary Analysis Part 1  Practice Test >> Exam 1

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Date: 18/01/2019 22:50:39
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1) "Edwin Arlington ______________’s poetry coupled traditional form and technique with tragic subjects in a confused world. He is hhe creator of the fictitious New England Tilbury Town and the author of ?Miniver Cheevy? (1910)."
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2) "The factory innovations of the Industrial Revolution contributed to the war effort‚ when the United States reluctantly joined World War I in 1917. Also during this time‚ large numbers of women entered the workforce to fill factory jobs vacated by men who were overseas fighting. As Americans united in support of the war‚ the country was transformed from a largely agricultural society into a world___________ . "
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3) Mina Loy’s prose-like free-verse poetry is collected in________ Baedecker (1923)‚ who was an English poet who later achieved American citizenship.
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4) The African-American lawyer‚ songwriter‚ and Harlem Renaissance leader James Weldon Johnson also wrote Saint Peter Relates an Incident of the Resurrection Day (1930)‚ and edited The Book of American Negro Poetry (1922).In addition to his most popular collection of free-verse poetry‚ God’s________________ : Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1927).
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5) "His books of poetry include Harmonium (1923)‚ Ideas of Order (1935)‚ The Man With the Blue Guitar (1937)‚ and Parts of a World (1942). This successful lawyer and poet Wallace__________ explores the connection between imagination and reality through vivid imagery and advanced vocabulary."
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6) Rhymes To Be Traded for __________(1912) and The Congo and Other Poems (1914) showcase the dramatic imagery for which this poet was famous. Vachel Lindsey‚ a Chicago poet‚ distinguished himself by tramping across the United States‚ reading his rhythmic poetry the ?Prairie Troubador?.
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7) "The collections of witty satirical poetry Enough Rope (1926)‚ Sunset Gun (1928)‚ and Death and Taxes (1931) were written by The journalist Dorothy_________ . The same cynical qualities were reflected in her short stories Laments for the Living (1930) and After Such Pleasures (1933)."
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8) "The decade of the 1920s came to be called the" ______________ Twenties? or the ?Jazz Age? because of its emphasis on independence‚ exhibitionism‚ and consumerism. ?Flappers‚? young women who exemplified this newfound freedom from tradition‚ bobbed their hair; wore light‚ short dresses and makeup; and socialized unchaperoned. America encountered national optimism after winning an international war‚ and the assembly line and the concept of interchangeable parts revolutionized factory production‚ ushering the United States into a period of prosperity. "
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9) As emphasis shifted from survival to entertainment‚ the popularity of_________ pictures (silent films and ?talkies?) and of Rogers and Hammerstein plays during the Modernism Period (1910-1945) exemplified America’s prosperity.
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10) "Ezra Pound‚ the leader of the movement‚ urged the use of things‚ rather than ideas and _____________challenged poetry by insisting on using precise‚ sharp images (instead of verbosity) to convey ideas. "
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11) Modernist literature searches for meaning and it does not provide instructional insights.Disillusioned‚ modernists scrutinized literary‚ religious‚ and social tradition as deceptive or inadequate‚ choosing abstract ____________over continuity.
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12) The_____________ th Amendment to the United States Constitution was finally ratified‚ giving women the right to vote‚ after women’s contributions to the war effort during World War I.
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13) H.L. ____________’s most important contribution to American literature was his work on the development of American English in The American Language (1919). This opinionated editor of The American Mercury known for challenging tradition in his magazines.
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14) Often resulting in distortion of the subject to highlight ____________‚ Expressionism emphasized the individual’s subjective feelings and emotions‚ overlooking details or objective depictions of reality.
15) Through enabling mass communication throughout the nation‚ across continents‚ and between ships on the ocean‚ the_________ transformed society.
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16) Literature of this period often has a(n)____________ perspective and American ideals. Modernist literature challenged literary‚ social‚ and religious tradition in its exploration of literary techniques and of non-Western and ancient cultures.
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17) Many who experienced the horrors of war felt displaced in American society and moved to Europe‚ either temporarily or permanently. People who returned to the United States after World War I bitter and disillusioned by man’s inhumanity to man are referred to as The ?_________ Generation? (coined by Gertrude Stein).
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18) "The study of repression and the unconscious‚ including six psychosexual stages of human development; the id‚ ego‚ and superego; and the concept of anxiety‚ was popularized by The founder of psychoanalysis‚ Sigmund__________ ."
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19) " Sandburg’s books of poetry include Cornhuskers (1918)‚ Smoke and Steel (1920)‚ and Good Morning‚ America (1928)‚ which captured America’s sympathies.Carl Sandburg captured the American_____________ spirit and the American class in his poetry."
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20) After the popular Scopes Trial (nicknamed the Monkey Trial because of its premise that humans descended from monkeys) (1925) and the publication of the Humanist Manifesto (1933)‚ The theory of _____________became more socially acceptable.
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21) An emphasis on Easy credit and materialism contributed to the Great __________(1929-1940s)‚ unemployment skyrocketed to 25% by 1933‚ when banks throughout the United States failed‚ people lost money in savings‚ and production decreased.
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22) Upton Sinclair’s most popular work is The __________(1906)‚ who is a muckraking journalist and outspoken advocate of social reform. The main characters in this work are Jurgis Rudkus and his wife‚ Ona Lukoszaite. This work is about unsanitary conditions in Chicago’s meat-packing plants.
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23) The ____________Period (1910-1945)‚ was The literary period bookended by World War I and World War II . It was characterized by disillusionment with tradition and experimentation with language and methods‚ with distinctively American subjects‚ settings‚ or outlooks were used ‚ with international techniques as fragmentation and stream-of-consciousness.
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24) Instigating the proliferation of ?bootlegging? and ?speakeasies?‚ The ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1919) and the National Prohibition Act (Volstead Act) (1919) forbaded the manufacture‚ sale or transportation of __________?
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25) " Ironic cemetery critiques by the dead about life in their small town‚ and these informal free-verse monologues frankly explore with bitter honesty the speakers’ dreams‚ the speakers’ failures‚ and the deception of sex as ultimately fulfilling. This poet is another Chicago‚ or Midwestern poet‚ Edgar Lee Masters‚ who achieved notoriety for ________River Anthology (1915)."
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26) The United States resumed its isolationist stance‚ when European nations neglected to repay debt incurred during World War I‚. Adolf Hitler‚ ruler of Germany‚ began conquering European nations to expand his Third Reich. The United States joined World War ______________‚ after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.
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27) During The Great Depression (1939-1940s)‚ The horrors of two world wars and the country’s economic collapse contributed to the themes of ___________in literature of the Modernism Period (1910-1945). (Click all that apply.)
28) An autobiography vividly portrays the author’s unsettled‚ impoverished childhood in the South after his father’s abandonment. It also traces the development of a writer who rebelled against traditional religion and education to accurately depict the suffering of African-Americans. This is Richard Wright’s autobiography‚_____________ Boy (1945).
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29) "Harlem Renaissance was introduced by Claude McKay ‚ with his poetry collection Harlem Shadows (1922). The subjects and settings of his poetry and prose are usually Harlem‚ New York‚ or McKay’s native ____________. Other poetry includes Songs of Jamaica (1912)."
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30) "The beauty of the common people is showcased in his collection of __________Poems (1916). This hearty‚ optimistic free-verse poetry of Carl Sandburg celebrated agricultural and urban mid-America. Sandburg’s popularity began with his poem‚ ?Chicago? (1914)‚ and other poems in this collection include ?Fog‚? ?Grass‚? and ?I Am the People‚ the Mob.?"
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