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Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
T/F: Structures work in nontraditional forms.
TRUE

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
T/F: Is based on solely fiction work.
FALSE, blended fiction and nonfiction.

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
T/F: Uses the past fearlessly.
TRUE

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
T/F: The Cold War is the longest in United States’ History.
TRUE

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
World War II was fought in what years?
1939-1945

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
The novel Night is based on what experience?
A) Nazi’s training camp
*B) Concentration camps as seen through the eyes of a Jew*
C) Battles of World War II
D) Stargazing

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
Night contains what element of contemporary literature?
A) Vagueness
B) Strictly fiction
C) Strictly nonfiction
*D) Intensely personal*

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
T/F: John Hersey found his calling in journalism.
FALSE, Left journalism because of his intense passion from contemporary events.

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
T/F: John Hersey combined techniques of the novel and factual writing of journalism to describe events.
TRUE

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
John Hersey was well known for his ability to:
A) Undermine history
B) Downplay the importance of history
*C) Make history understandable*
D) Increase the difficulty of learning history

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
T/F: John Hersey is said to have started the nonfiction novel.
TRUE

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
“Speaking of Courage” by Tim O’Brien is an excerpt from what novel?
Going After Cacciato

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
“Speaking of Courage” by Tim O’Brien discusses a veteran who:
*A) Is emotionally removed from the world*
B) Comes home and is immediately accepted
C) Can openly speak with his parents about battle
D) Died on the battlefield

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
T/F: Tim O’Brien served in the United States’ army.
TRUE

Contemporary Literature: 1939-Present
T/F: Tim O’Brien disregarded his military experience in order to create completely fictional narratives.
FALSE, Military experience was his basis for fictional and personal narratives

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