Sample Multiple Choice Questions for Midterm
These questions will NOT be on the multiple choice exam. They are typical of the questions asked. Please note that most questions deal with contents of the readings although a few will concern themselves with some background material—such as the elements of Romanticism and Gothicism, important characteristics of both Colonial Periods.
A major element of American Gothicism is
A. a strong interest in castles and forts
B. an overwhelming sense of loneliness
C. a sense of horror built upon setting
D. “blood and body parts flying through the air”
Which of the following writers is credited with inventing the detective story?
A. Paul Smith
B. James Fenimore Cooper
C. Edgar Allen Poe
D. Mike Hammer
After his return to his village, with whom did Rip van Winkle go to live with?
A. his wife
B. Nicholas Veddar
C. Darth Vader
D. his daughter and her family
How was Powhatan planning to execute Capitan John Smith?
A. drown him in the river
B. force him to watch Steven Seagal movies
C. bludgeon his head
D. burn him at the stake
What is Queequege’s job on the Pequod?
B. Third Mate
C. Mess boy