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American renaissance jeopardy

American Renaissance Jeopardy

American Literature, Fall 2012


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Categories

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Poetry HouseThe Transcendentalism of Usher Raven

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Poetry 100

Poetry 100

Who are some of the important characters in the carriage in “Because I could not stop for Death—”?


Poetry 1001

Poetry 100

The speaker & Death

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Poetry 200

Poetry 200

In “Because I could not stop for Death—”, how does the poet represent Death?


Poetry 2001

Poetry 200

as a kind, polite gentleman

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Poetry 300

Poetry 300

  • In the following stanza from “I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—,” which words form a slant rhyme?

    • The Eyes around—had wrung them dry— / And Breaths were gathering firm / For that last Onset—when the King / Be witnessed—in the Room—


Poetry 3001

Poetry 300

Firm & Room

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Poetry 400

Poetry 400

  • What is the paradox in these lines from “The Brain—is wider than the Sky”?

    • The Brain—is wider than the Sky—/For—put them side by side—/The one the other will contain/With ease—and You—beside—


Poetry 4001

Poetry 400

The brain can hold and understand ideas bigger than the sky

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Poetry 500

Poetry 500

What class of workers does Whitman focus on in “I Hear America Singing”?


Poetry 5001

Poetry 500

Laborers

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Poetry 600

Poetry 600

Based on the details in “Song of Myself” and “I Hear America Singing,” what can you infer about Whitman’s attitude toward other people?


Poetry 6001

Poetry 600

He feels affectionate toward other people.

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Poetry 700

Poetry 700

The “singing” the speaker hears in “I Hear America Singing” is what?


Poetry 7001

Poetry 700

The individuality of Americans in different walks of life


Poetry 800

Poetry 800

What can you conclude about Whitman’s epic poetry in “I Hear American Singing”?


Poetry 8001

Poetry 800

The common person is the epic hero in his poetry

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Fall of the house of usher 100

“Fall of the House of Usher” 100

List at least 2 words that best describes the single effect created by the opening description of the house in “The Fall of the House of Usher”?


Fall of the house of usher 1001

“Fall of the House of Usher” 100

Sadness, Gloom (additional answers may vary, but know those two!)

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Fall of the house of usher 200

“Fall of the House of Usher” 200

The letter that the narrator receives hints that Roderick Usher will be


Fall of the house of usher 2001

“Fall of the House of Usher” 200

Nervous & Passionate

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Fall of the house of usher 300

“Fall of the House of Usher” 300

In contrast to Roderick Usher, the narrator presents himself as someone who values


Fall of the house of usher 3001

“Fall of the House of Usher” 300

Logic & Reason

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Fall of the house of usher 400

“Fall of the House of Usher” 400

  • Which passage most underscores the single effect of “The Fall of the House of Usher”?

    • “There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart—an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime.”

    • “Although, as boys, we had been even intimate associates, yet I really knew little of my friend.”

    • “Beyond this indication of extensive decay, however, the fabric gave little token of instability.”

    • “It had been used, apparently, in remote feudal times, for the worst purposes of a donjon-keep, and, in later days, as a place of deposit for powder.”


Fall of the house of usher 4001

“Fall of the House of Usher” 400

“There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart—an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime.”

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Fall of the house of usher 500

“Fall of the House of Usher” 500

Which statement expresses a central theme of “The Fall of the House of Usher”?


Fall of the house of usher 5001

“Fall of the House of Usher” 500

A person cut off from the world can fall prey to irrational fears and mental illness.

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Fall of the house of usher 600

“Fall of the House of Usher” 600

What detail early in “The Fall of the House of Usher” most clearly foreshadows, or hints at, the story’s ending?


Fall of the house of usher 6001

“Fall of the House of Usher” 600

The narrator’s fear of the tarn

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Fall of the house of usher 700

“Fall of the House of Usher” 700

Why does the narrator “start” when Roderick Usher mentions “the gradual yet certain condensation of an atmosphere . . . about the waters and the walls” of the House of Usher?


Fall of the house of usher 7001

“Fall of the House of Usher” 700

The narrator himself felt such an atmosphere when he approached the estate.

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The raven 100

“The Raven” 100

What does the speaker in “The Raven” feel when he first thinks that Lenore may be at his door?


The raven 1001

“The Raven” 100

Terror & Hope

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The raven 200

“The Raven” 200

Provide a statement that expresses a central theme of “The Raven”.


The raven 2001

“The Raven” 200

Grief can cause hallucinations

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The raven 300

“The Raven” 300

What is the core meaning of the following sentence?

  • But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only / That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.


The raven 3001

“The Raven” 300

The raven spoke only that one word

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The raven 400

“The Raven” 400

Which of these identifies a main cause-and-effect relationship in “The Raven”?

  • poetry and happiness

  • loss and heartbreak

  • sleeplessness and illness

  • strange visitors and dreams


The raven 4001

“The Raven” 400

loss and heartbreak

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Transcendentalism 100

Transcendentalism 100

What situation caused Thoreau to write Civil Disobedience?


Transcendentalism 1001

Transcendentalism 100

The Mexican War

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Transcendentalism 200

Transcendentalism 200

What does Thoreau call for, in terms of government, at the conclusion of this selection from Civil Disobedience?


Transcendentalism 2001

Transcendentalism 200

A better government

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Transcendentalism 300

Transcendentalism 300

What is Thoreau’s central idea in Civil Disobedience?


Transcendentalism 3001

Transcendentalism 300

The people need to follow their conscience and not blindly accept government control

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