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1. Perhaps no one qualifies as an "American original" more than the wildly imaginative and horribly tormented Edgar Allan Poe. Which is NOT one of his short stories?
2. It is rare when it can accurately be said that one writer represented a particular era in American History. Yet, one writer (through both his writings and his life style) epitomized the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties. Who was he?
3. Henry David Thoreau is a legendary American figure, largely due to his famous "experiment" at Walden Pond. How long (approximately) did Thoreau live there?
4. The beauty of the Western frontier was not lost on American artists. Which man is known largely for his artistic pictures of the nineteenth century American West?
5. Even more than our national anthem, no song is more closely asssociated with the United States than "America, the Beautiful". Who was the composer?
6. Eugene O'Neill is undoubtedly America's foremost dramatist. His masterpiece, "Long Day's Journey Into Night", depicts all of the following aspects of his life EXCEPT which of these?
7. Arthur Miller occupies a place in American drama that is second only to O'Neill. Which of his plays is a veiled reference to the communist "witch hunts" of his own McCarthy era?
8. Stephen Crane's "Red Badge of Courage" is a classic about the horror of warfare. It is not, however, Crane's only work. Which of the following is one of his?
9. Jack London led a colorful life of action and adventure. His masterpeice is "The Call of the Wild". What was the name of the dog in the novel that had to answer that "call"?
10. It seems appropriate to take note of the first American to be awarded a Nobel Prize for literature. Who was it?
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