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1 Elmer Gantry
Sinclair Lewis' chilling portrayal of the rise of an utterly unscrupulous and egocentric "man of God" in early 20th century America exposed the hypocrisy of much of the country's religious mania.
20 Q
Jun 18 04
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2 Babbitt
Sinclair Lewis' 1922 novel featuring an archetypical self-satisfied mediocrity and conformist in middle-class America, remains as pointed today as it was 82 years ago. Good luck!
20 Q
May 03 04
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3 "Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
A classic American novel which helped Lewis obtain the first Nobel Prize given to an American author based on Literature in 1930.
10 Q
Feb 07 08
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4 Works of Sinclair Lewis
Sinclair Lewis was a giant of American Literature for the first part of the twentieth century, yet few people remember his life or his works. This quiz is designed to capture the flavor of his greatest novels. I hope you enjoy!
10 Q
Jun 21 06
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5 "Dodsworth" by Sinclair Lewis
After the central character relinquishes control of his automobile company, he and his wife venture through Europe. Here you are asked about that journey.
10 Q
Oct 25 07
120 plays
6 "Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
Try and answer these questions about a novel where one character's desire to improve a town's culture may prove to be too much for her and the townspeople.
10 Q
Mar 07 05
198 plays
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* Which of these women traps Gantry in a compromising situation and very nearly succeeds in ruining him?
* Gantry borrows $100 from this character, who was a fellow student with him at the seminary, at the outset of his career as a Methodist preacher. Later in the novel, he turns viciously on him and brings about his downfall. Which of these is it?
* To which prominent American female novelist was "Babbitt" dedicated?
* George F. Babbitt, the title character, is asleep when the novel begins; how does Lewis describe his appearance in slumber?
* Babbitt's profession is real estate development and sales. Despite the fact that designing and selling homes is his livelihood, there is one aspect of housing about which he is supremely (and rather shamefully) ignorant; what is it?

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