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Four Words: The Title

Each of these great American novels has a pithy four-word title that makes an allusion to another work. I'll give a few details; you name the book!
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10 Q
nannywoo
Feb 20 13
3294 plays
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Have Y'all Read These?

In this quiz we'll take a look at the literary accomplishments of some authors from the southern United States.
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10 Q
logcrawler
May 27 14
858 plays
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American Lit: Early Twentieth Century

This quiz continues the survey of American Literature and begins where the previous quiz in this series ended. It covers writers who were primarily active during the span of time from World War I to World War II.
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15 Q
alaspooryoric
Feb 19 16
426 plays
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American Lit: Exploration and Colonization

This quiz is concerned with the letters, journals, histories, poetry, etc. written in America from 1492 to 1720 or so, as well as early Native American stories and myths. It is the first in a series of American literature.
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15 Q
alaspooryoric
Aug 16 14
258 plays
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An American Literature Syllabus

While writing the syllabus for my American Lit summer school class, I realized that all of these works would make an interesting Quizzyland quiz! Most information comes from "Literature and the Language Arts: The American Tradition." Enjoy!
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10 Q
MALibrarian
Jul 12 07
2403 plays
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American Lit: Early to Mid-1800's

This quiz is concerned with various works of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry written from the early 1800's to the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. It is the third quiz in a series on American Literature.
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15 Q
alaspooryoric
May 08 15
345 plays
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Quotes From American Authors

I will provide a quote from one of the author's works, and you will provide the author's name. It is that simple. If you want more of a challenge, try it without using a search engine.
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10 Q
davegrilla
Jan 28 11
825 plays
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American Lit: Late 1800s to Early 1900s

This quiz continues the survey of American Literature and begins where the previous quiz in this series ended. It covers writers who were primarily active during the span of time from the Reconstruction years to the beginning of World War I.
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15 Q
alaspooryoric
Jul 27 15
372 plays
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American Lit: 18th Century and Revolution

This quiz is concerned with various works of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry written from the early 1700s to those written toward the end of that century. It is the second quiz in a series on American Literature.
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10 Q
alaspooryoric
Feb 10 15
291 plays
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Literary Landmarks of New York

Many works of literature have been set in Manhattan. In this quiz, you will have to link several NYC sites to the authors who wrote about them.
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10 Q
rocco6557
Mar 07 07
777 plays
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The Lost Generation in Paris

After World War I many American writers moved to Paris. They were known as "The Lost Generation".
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10 Q
Englizzie
Jun 06 09
630 plays
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American Authors

A quiz about famous twentieth century American novelists, dramatists and poets. I provide biographical information and some titles and you have to identify the author. Have fun.
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15 Q
marienbart
Jan 04 04
3990 plays
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Quotes from American Authors [3]

Welcome to volume 3 of "Quotes from American Authors". I'll give you a quote, you give me the author. Enjoy!
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10 Q
davegrilla
Feb 11 11
639 plays
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African American Writers

These authors and writers had an instrumental part in American history, literature, and their culture. How much do you know about these African American writers and works of literature?
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10 Q
exceller
Jan 03 13
342 plays
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American Novels

These are some of the greatest novels ever written by Americans. How many of them do you know?
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10 Q
skydude13579
Jul 24 14
624 plays
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Famous First Words: American Literature

Another installment of my Famous First Words, here are the first lines from some of my favourite (North) American books, you just match them with the title/author. Clues and year of publication are given in all but one; the last one!
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10 Q
thula2
Sep 13 12
678 plays
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Pulitzer Prize Winners in Fiction

Launched as an incentive to excellence, the Pulitzer Prize began as a series of awards in several categories of publishing for writers that deeply reflected American life in their work. This is a quiz about books in the Fiction category.
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10 Q
albert11
Sep 29 15
342 plays
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American Literature

Since I like history, I suppose it isn't odd that I like literature as well. This one deals with American literature from the 1700s to the 1900s. Enjoy!
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10 Q
sk8trmom51
Dec 29 09
1533 plays
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Quotes From American Authors [2]

Welcome to the second volume of this quiz series. I will provide a quote from one of the author's works, and you will provide the author's name. It is that simple. If you want more of a challenge, try it without using a search engine.
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10 Q
davegrilla
Feb 02 11
540 plays
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Midwest Literature
Team quiz by Midwest USA Players

This quiz contains questions on authors and literary works connected to the American Midwest. How much do you know about these classics? Questions provided by MidWest Team members.
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10 Q
JMElston
Jan 21 15
300 plays
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Another Look at African American Writers

African Americans have contributed many works that have influenced American culture. Can you recognize more of these novels, plays, and other works of literature?
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10 Q
exceller
Oct 15 14
162 plays
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Short and Sweet

The short story is unique literary art. Here is a collection of questions about short stories by American writers.
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15 Q
Rehaberpro
Dec 06 14
267 plays
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Serious African American Literature I

This quiz will take more than High School English. See how far from the reading list you've gone.
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10 Q
brandiwyne77
Dec 30 06
543 plays
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American Romanticism

American Romanticism was as much a spiritual movement as it was a literary one. Test your knowledge of Emerson, Whitman, and Hawthorne with this tasty little quiz!
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10 Q
gypsyqueen
Dec 18 01
1074 plays
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In the Shadows: Interesting American Women Writers

This quiz asks you to identify some American women writers whose achievements have often been misunderstood or overlooked.
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15 Q
Windswept
Aug 28 08
522 plays
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Southern Literature Classics 2

A second quiz on poetry and prose by great Southern authors.
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15 Q
rjchief
Aug 03 03
660 plays
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Southern Literature Classics

Test your knowledge of novels, poems, and authors from the American South, focusing primarily on the 20th Century.
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15 Q
rjchief
Jul 03 03
1233 plays
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Great American (Anti-) War Novels

"I sing of arms and the man..."
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10 Q
misshuxley
Oct 12 03
756 plays
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Oklahoma Literature

Oklahoma has certainly had its share of great literary minds. In fact, almost every genre and style has visited, at least, once. Still, Oklahoma being what it is, Oklahoma literature carries a flavor and a flair unlike that written anywhere else.
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10 Q
thaver
May 31 06
363 plays
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Texas Literature

Texas has a rich and deep body of literature, as varied and expansive as the state itself.
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10 Q
deaconblues63
Jun 26 15
171 plays
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