In Alexie’s poem, “At Navajo Monument Valley Tribal School,” the speaker uses the image of what animals to describe the students?
Which of the following is not an accurate description of postmodernistic literary writing?
What government program implemented after WWII (and mentioned by our introduction) markedly increased the number of students attending college?
In this story, the writer tells the story of his father, making a fable of the true-to-life events based on animal figures.
In “Good Country People,” when Joy was 10, she was in what kind of accident?
Who was not assassinated between the turbulent years 1962 and 1970?
What was the label given to the group of 1950s poets which included the likes of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac?
Which of the following is an emblem of the heterogeneity and pluralism of contemporary literature?
Which of the following is NOT one of the ways in which America during the height of Postmodernism differed from America during the height of Modernism?
Which two major combatant nations emerged from World War II in the strongest international positions of economic and military power?
This poet’s ability to experiment in a variety of generic forms makes her much more versatile and opened her work up to a number of unexpected readers.
Which of the following statements best explains how this passage contributes to the text of which it is a part: “Her name was really Joy but as soon as she was twenty-one and away from home, she had had it legally changed.”
This poem by Lee explores the intersections of Chinese and American culture, emphasizing the blendedness of the speaker’s identity as reflected in his experiences and language.
In “Good Country People,” what was Joy’s vocational desire?
In “the mother,” the main point the speaker wants to communicate to her killed children is what?
The speaker of “Pawn Shop” mourns what about contemporary Native American life?
What does the “Death of the Novel” controversy in the 1960s refer to?
Which of the following decades is most commonly associated with social conformity and a complacent acceptance of material wealth as the basis of a good standard of living?
In “Good Country People,” what does the Bible salesman require Hulga to say before he will continue kissing her?
Which modernist writer, more than any others, inspired authors between World War II and the 1960s to attempt to write “the great American novel” which would characterize an essential national experience?
In “Good Country People,” what was Joy’s disability?
Which branch of academic literary theory was devoted to the systematic questioning of the objective underpinnings of any statement? It substituted ‘interpretation’ for ‘fact’ and ‘rhetoric’ in place of ‘truth.’
In “Good Country People,” what is the name of Mrs. Hopewell’s daughter?
Which of the following poets wrote a poem deconstructing a children’s nursery rhyme?
Which of the following statements best explains how this passage contributes to the text of which it is a part:
In this poem, Roethke references the rules of the ancient Greek tragedies.
In “Good Country People,” what was Joy’s legal name?
In this poem, Gwendolyn Brooks blends person and place, suggesting that identity and environment are inseparable.
Which of the following was not a cause of the American population’s shift westward and from cities to suburban areas in the 1950s?
This poem compares the place in which the speaker is to the woman to whom he is speaking, drawing on the items in that place to describe the woman’s appearance and his love for her.
In “the mother,” the speaker says that “_______________ will not let you forget.” (fill in the blank)
Behind the light-hearted facade of this poem’s rhythm and imagery lurks, perhaps, something more sinister, making the nature of this poem’s description of a family relationship ambiguous.
In these two poems, the speaker commemorates a woman, using much nature imagery to describe her most memorable and most praise-worthy qualities.
Which of the following is not a way in which Brooks communicates the attitude of the speakers in “We Real Cool”?
In this Alexie poem, the speaker blends Native American beliefs with Biblical allusions.
Despite representations that emphasized tensions carried over from the prewar modernist period, which of the following was the literary ideal for the 1950s?
In “Good Country People,” Hulga’s revelation of her weaknesses comes in a flash at the end of the story–the literary term for this instantaneous, unexpected revelation is what?
World War II required many industrial factories to cease regular production and turn to munitions and armament manufacturing. What other social change resulted from the war’s demands on private corporations?
How many pool players are there in “We Real Cool”?
Which of the following voices had not had literary production encouraged and expanded during and after the 1960s thanks to increased political protests and activism?