American Literature Quiz: 10 Questions for High School Students

American Literature Quiz: 10 Questions for High School Students
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The American Literature Quiz is designed for high school students who are interested in testing their knowledge of some of the most famous works of literature written by American authors. The quiz consists of ten questions, with each question having three multiple-choice options. The questions cover a range of topics, including the plots of well-known novels, quotes from famous works, and historical periods. Whether you are an avid reader or just starting to explore American literature, this quiz is an excellent opportunity to challenge your knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of some of the most iconic literary works of all time.

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1. Who is the protagonist of "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger?

2. In "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, what is the name of the character who is falsely accused of rape?

3. "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald takes place in which decade?

4. In "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, who is the protagonist's best friend and traveling companion?

5. What is the famous opening line of "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville?

6. "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is set in which historical period?

7. Who is the author of "The Grapes of Wrath," a novel that tells the story of the Joad family during the Great Depression?

8. In "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, what is the name of the family who lives in a cramped apartment in Chicago's South Side?

9. What is the famous quote from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe?

10. Who is the protagonist of "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison?