CLEP Modernism Period (1910-1945) Literary Interpretation Part 1  Practice Test >> Exam 1

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Date: 18/01/2019 23:08:43
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1) ________ Buchanan‚ Jay Gatsby’s mistress‚ accidentally hits Myrtle Wilson with her car while driving on the highway‚ killing Myrtle. Gatsby tries to protect his mistress from the wrath of Myrtle’s husband‚ George Wilson‚ but Tom Buchanan tells George that Gatsby killed her. George kills Gatsby‚ then himself. Nick ponders the dissolution of the Great American Dream. This is In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel‚ The Great Gatsby.
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2) The Sun Also Rises (1926)‚ is Hemingway’s novel‚ in which disillusioned American expatriates in France and Spain are united by their psychological or physical war wounds in . The party finds beauty in the courageous ritual of bullfighting; however‚ the characters cannot rise above their tragic circumstances. The Characters include___________ Barnes‚ the veteran soldier‚ and Lady Brett Ashley and all her sexual pursuits: Robert Cohn‚ Bill Gorton‚ Michael Campbell‚ Count Mippipopolous‚ and Pedro Romero.
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3) John Dos Passos bitter‚ impressionistic novels assaulted pretense and covetousness.He implemented the ?newsreel? technique‚ which used as text in his books the lyrics of popular songs and newspaper headlines‚ and the ?camera eye? technique‚ which presented the author’s point of view in short‚ stream-of-consciousness sections. Which of the below novels were included ? in his most popular trilogy‚ U.S.A.(1938). (Click all that apply.)
4) Flowering Judas (1930) was Katherine Anne _____________ most famous story‚ which displayed her skill with complex subjects and psychological exploration of characters and addresses revolutionary politics and the American woman‚ Laura‚’s illicit relationships with revolutionary leaders.
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5) You Can’t Go Home Again (1940)?featuring George Webber‚ follow the story of the author’s life‚ identifying the greatness of America while recognizing the corruption of society. Thomas________ ’s lengthy lyrical autobiographical novels‚ Look Homeward‚ Angel (1929)?with the questing main character Eugene Gant.
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6) Raymond Chandler’s detective stories of violence and crime are mostly set in Los Angeles‚ California‚ in the 1930s and 1940s. He created the fictitious character of private detective Philip___________ .
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7) "The novel "The___________ of San Luis Rey (1927)" by Thornton Wilder earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1928 ‚ in which the Franciscan Brother Juniper chronicles the stories of a group of travelers in Peru who die when a bridge over a canyon collapses as they are crossing it. Characters include the Marquesa de Montemayor and the child Pepita‚ the twin Esteban‚ Uncle Pio‚ and La P?richole’s son‚ Jaim?."
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8) Books such as A Curtain of Green (1941)‚ a collection of humorous stories about eccentric characters‚ and The Robber Bridegroom (1942)‚ a fairy tale ballad about a bandit wooing a Southern farmer’s daughter‚ by a Southern realist‚ Eudora Welty depicted regional rural _________culture in her books.
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9) " The Russian-Jewish immigrant Anzia Yezierska‚ portrays Sara Smolinsky‚ who rebels against her tyrannical father‚ a fruitless teacher of Hebrew‚ to earn her education as a schoolteacher. She marries her school principal‚ who then invites her widowed father to live with them.This is _____________Givers (1925)."
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10) "The fictitious Yoknapatawpha County and its history was created by William _______ ‚ chronicling the decline of the Old South through the fictitious the Compson‚ Sartoris‚ Benbow‚ and McCaslin families‚ and the rise of the New South with the Snopes family. Sartoris (1929)‚ and The Sound and the Fury (1929) are the books starring these families."
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11) "The speaker in this poem does not understand the______________ in maintaining the wall between the neighbors’ properties.I let my neighbor know beyond the hill;And on a day we meet to walk the line And set the wall between us once again.We keep the wall between us as we go.To each the boulders that have fallen to each.16 And some are loaves and some so nearly balls We have to use a spell to make them balance:?Stay where you are until our backs are turned!’We wear our fingers rough with handling them.Oh‚ just another kind of out-door game‚ 21 One on a side. It comes to little more:There where it is we do not need the wall:He is all pine and I am apple orchard.My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines‚ I tell him. 26 He only says‚ ?Good fences make good neighbors’.Spring is the mischief in me‚ and I wonder If I could put a notion in his head:?Why do they make good neighbors? Isn’t it Where there are cows?31 But here there are no cows.Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out‚And to whom I was like to give offence.Something there is that doesn’t love a wall‚ 36"
12) To depict the experiences and poverty of African-Americans in the rural South and urban North‚ Cane (1923) is Jean ________’s experimental novel/play which combined poetry and prose.
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13) "Zora Neale novels consist of Jonah’s Gourd Vine (1934) and her masterpiece‚ Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937).The anthropological studies of Zora Neale____________ ‚ Tell My Horse (1938) and Mules and Men (1935)‚ concern Haiti and the West Indies‚ and blacks in the South. "
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14) "This is Carl Sandburg’s best-known poem ?____________? (1914)‚ which launched his career as a poet representative of the American working people.Hog Butcher for the World‚Tool Maker‚ Stacker of Wheat‚Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;Stormy‚ husky‚ brawling‚City of the Big Shoulders: 5 They tell me you are wicked and I believe them‚ for I have seen your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys.And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes‚ it is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to 10 kill again.And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the faces of women and children I have seen the marks of wanton hunger.And having answered so I turn once more to those who15 sneer at this my city‚ and I give them back the sneer and say to them: Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on20 job‚ here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities;Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action‚ cunning as a savage pitted against the wilderness‚Bareheaded‚ 25 Shoveling‚ Wrecking‚ Planning‚Building‚ breaking‚ rebuilding‚Under the smoke‚ dust all over his mouth‚ laughing with30 white teeth‚Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young man laughs‚Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs who has never lost a battle‚ 35 Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse.and under his ribs the heart of the people‚Laughing!Laughing the stormy‚ husky‚ brawling laughter of Youth‚ half-naked‚ sweating‚ proud to be Hog 40 Butcher‚ Tool Maker‚ Stacker of Wheat‚ Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation."
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15) "To create favorites such as Oklahoma (1943)‚ Carousel (1945)‚ South Pacific (1949)‚ The King and I (1951)‚ and The Sound of Music (1959)‚ Oscar Hammerstein II‚ the author of famous musical plays‚ partnered with Richard ____________."
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16) In this story of Dick Diver‚ an American psychiatrist’s‚ marriage to Nicole Warren‚ a beautiful‚ wealthy patient who suffers with schizophrenia caused by her father’s incestuous relationship with her. The couple lives a luxurious life with their two children on the Riviera‚ where Rosemary Hoyt‚ an American actress‚ falls in love with Dick‚ and Tommy Barban‚ a French soldier‚ begins an affair with Nicole that concludes with Nicole and Dick’s divorce. Dick returns to America and is lost in anonymity. This is " ____________ Is the Night (1934)"‚ by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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17) "The story of the American soldier‚ Robert Jordan‚ who unites with a guerrilla group and blows up a bridge to help the Loyalist cause. Robert is wounded in the blast‚ but keeps himself alive in hope of shooting the Fascist leader. Other characters include Maria‚ Pilar‚ Pablo‚ Agust?n‚ Fernando‚ Rafael‚ Andr?s‚ and El Sordo. This is about the __________Civil War‚ For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)‚ by Ernest Hemingway."
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18) "?A Rose for___________ ? (1931)‚ written by William Faulkner is his most famous short stories. A Southern Gothic tale of violence and necrophilia (strong attraction to the dead) that portrays the decay of the old South."
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19) "To what do the ?loaves? and ?balls? in line 17 refer?I let my neighbor know beyond the hill;And on a day we meet to walk the line And set the wall between us once again.We keep the wall between us as we go.To each the boulders that have fallen to each. 16 And some are loaves and some so nearly balls We have to use a spell to make them balance:?Stay where you are until our backs are turned!’We wear our fingers rough with handling them.Oh‚ just another kind of out-door game‚ 21One on a side. It comes to little more:There where it is we do not need the wall:He is all pine and I am apple orchard.My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines‚ I tell him. 26 He only says‚ ?Good fences make good neighbors’.Spring is the mischief in me‚ and I wonder If I could put a notion in his head:?Why do they make good neighbors? Isn’t it Where there are cows?31 But here there are no cows.Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out‚And to whom I was like to give offence.Something there is that doesn’t love a wall‚ 36"
20) "This author’s works include poetry‚ Letter for America (1942); the life of Filipino peasants‚ The Laughter of My Father (1944); and his memoir‚ America is in the Heart (1946). He is the first Filipino-American author‚ Carlos__________ ‚ who wrote about immigrants in America. "
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21) "The Great _____________(1925)‚ which is narrated by an inhabitant of West Egg‚ Long Island‚ the bond salesman Nick Carraway‚ about his wealthy neighbor‚ Jay Gatsby. This is by a prominent author during the Jazz Age‚ F. Scott Fitzgerald. "
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22) "?The Secret Life of Walter__________ ? (1939)‚ identifies a neurotic middle-aged man who imagines himself a hero to escape the reality of his overbearing wife.This is humorist and cartoonist James Thurber’s most famous story."
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23) "The story is told by four speakers. A poor white West-Virginian‚ Thomas‚ runs away to Haiti‚ where he marries Eulalia Bon and has a son‚ Charles. When Thomas discovers Eulalia’s partial black ethnicity‚ he abandons his wife and son and arrives in Yoknapatawpha County with 100 black Haitians‚ determined to carve out for himself a niche in the aristocracy. Instead‚ a string of infidelities unfolds‚ culminating with romantic interest and murder between Thomas’ various children‚ and the eventual collapse of his plantation‚ house‚ and family. Absalom! Absalom! (1936)‚ by William Faulkner‚ is a social psychology about the South‚ as well as about an individual‚ Thomas__________________ . "
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24) The Good Earth (1931)‚ by Pearl Buck about the peasant farmer Wang Lung and his wife O-lan‚ sensitively portrayed__________ culture in her book.
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25) " ______________Blaine‚ a wealthy student and writer at Princeton‚ loses his wealth‚ has several affairs‚ and becomes an alcoholic before realizing the value of unselfishness. Other characters include his mother‚ Beatrice; his friend‚ Alec Connage; his love interests‚ Isabelle‚ Clara‚ Rosaline‚ and Eleanor; and his father-figure‚ Monsignor Darcy. This Side of Paradise (1920)‚ by F. Scott Fitzgerald."
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26) " A novel about a half-white‚ half-black woman who marries an African-American evangelist and experiences alienation living with him in Alabama. Nella Larsen wrote this novel‚ _________(1928). Larsen’s other novel‚ Passing (1929)‚ is about a fair-skinned black woman who marries a white man."
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27) "This story by William Faulkner is a plot summary of As I ___________Dying (1930).The dying Addie Bundren begs her family to bury her in Jefferson‚ Mississippi. Her husband‚ Anse‚ and their sons‚ Cash‚ Vardaman‚ Darl‚ and Jewel‚ Addie’s illegitimate son‚ make a coffin and begin the long wagon trip. Their team is lost while crossing a flooded river‚ but Cash trades Jewel’s horse for a new team. Darl burns the barn to cremate his mother and end the miserable journey; instead‚ he is taken to an insane asylum. Cash is taken to a doctor for his broken leg. Their sister‚ Dewey Dell‚ sleeps with a drugstore clerk to pay for medicine to terminate her pregnancy. Anse procures a new wife. "
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28) "Gone with the Wind (1936)‚ the tale of the Irish Georgia society belle __________O’Hara who owns her family’s plantation‚ Tara. Despite her longtime crush on her neighbor‚ Ashley Wilkes‚ the heroine marries Charles Hamilton out of spite; after Charles’ wartime death‚ she marries Frank Kennedy to get money to pay her taxes; and when Frank dies avenging an affront to her‚ she marries Rhett Butler‚ a corrupt financer. Rhett deserts Scarlett because of her obsession with Ashley.Margaret Mitchell earned a Pulitzer Prize (1936) for her portrayal of the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction of this novel."
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29) "This Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel (1940) took first place on the nation’s bestseller list. Characters include Grampa‚ Granma‚ Pa‚ Ma‚ Noah‚ Tom‚ Al‚ Jim Casy‚ Rose of Sharon‚ and Connie.Grapes of Wrath (1939) is John Steinbeck’s masterpiece about the suffering of the____________ family‚ ?Okie? farmers displaced by the Oklahoma Dust Bowl who migrated to the Salinas Valley in California in search of work. "
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30) "This powerful book shows the injustice of white Americans to fellow African-Americans.A young Chicago man destined to a life of crime‚ Bigger Thomas is a main character in the bestseller________ Son (1940)‚ by Richard Wright. "
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