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Question 1: The revolutionary period also contained political writings, including those by colonists ________, Josiah Quincy, John Dickinson, and Joseph Galloway, a loyalist to the crown.
Samuel AdamsJohn HancockThomas GageElbridge Gerry

Question 2: During the revolution itself, poems and songs such as "Yankee Doodle" and "________" were popular.
Nathan HaleNew York and New Jersey campaignLanding at Kip's BayUnited States Military Academy

Question 3: In ________, an adventurous whaling voyage becomes the vehicle for examining such themes as obsession, the nature of evil, and human struggle against the elements.
Billy BuddThe Confidence-ManTypeeMoby-Dick

Question 4: In 1948, Eliot won the ________.
Frédéric MistralNobel Prize in LiteratureNobel Prize in ChemistryNobel Prize controversies

Question 5: Journalistic critics, including ________ and Lincoln Steffens were labeled The Muckrakers.
Venango County, PennsylvaniaWamsutta Oil RefineryAbbie G. RogersIda M. Tarbell

Question 6: [11] The first author to be able to support himself through the income generated by his publications alone was ________.
Ichabod CraneUnited StatesRip Van WinkleWashington Irving

Question 7: His magnum opus was ________, in which he uses a free-flowing verse and lines of irregular length to depict the all-inclusiveness of American democracy.
Leaves of GrassSong of MyselfAmerican poetryWalt Whitman

Question 8: Two key figures were ________ and Thomas Paine.
Thomas JeffersonThomas MifflinJohn AdamsBenjamin Franklin

Question 9: The Sun Also Rises and ________ are generally considered his best novels; in 1954, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
A Farewell to ArmsFor Whom the Bell TollsTo Have and Have NotThe Old Man and the Sea

Question 10: Other religiously influenced writers included ________ and William Bradford, author of the journal published as a History of Plymouth Plantation, 1620–47.
Cotton MatherWilliam Stoughton (Massachusetts)Increase MatherSalem witch trials


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