Am Lit 1 Exam Questions
All answers should be a minimum of one full paragraph. All answers must be written in standard American English, making use of proper style, mechanics, and grammar. Answers must refer to specific works and make ample use of precise examples and details (titles, paraphrases, quotes, summaries, etc.); the more precise and expert your answer is, the better your grade will be.
Exam Question 1: Compare and contrast John Smith’s representation of native Americans with how native Americans represent themselves in their oral stories. How does the colonist’s representation of native life differ (and/or resemble) they way the Iroquois or Chinookans represent the origin of their world and the forces that govern it?
Exam question 2: What are the qualities of a Pilgrim and how does the writing of William Bradford or John Winthrop demonstrate those qualities.
Exam question 3: Discuss how Anne Bradstreet takes consolation from the “wondrous works” of nature in her poetry.
Exam question 4: Based on Mary Rowlandson’s “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson,” identify and discuss the qualities that define Indian captivity narratives.
Exam question 5: Define the qualities of the Great Awakening and discuss how either Jonathan Edwards’ “Personal Narrative” or “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” is a product of the Great Awakening.
Exam question 6: Making reference to precise examples from his Autobiography, discuss the kind of persona Franklin crafted for himself.
Exam question 7: Making reference to at least two 18th century women poets, identify and discuss some of the main themes of 18th century women’s poetry.