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American Literature CLEP TEST

American Literature CLEP Test

The American Literature CLEP Test covers the material that is taught in a two-semester class at the 101 college level. This test covers the prose and poetry written in the U.S. from colonial times to the present. This test also requires you to know and have read an extensive reading list of American Literature. You must be able to recognize authors and their backgrounds. This test mainly deals with poetry and fiction but does include some essay, drama and autobiography.

This test covers the basic literary periods of literature and the development of American literature.

You will need to answer 100 questions in 90 minutes. There is no penalty for guessing on the test and there are some pretest questions included that are not scored.

Some schools may require you to take an essay with this test.

Credits: 3-6

Number of Questions: 100

Time to complete the test: 90 min

Rank of Difficulty: 4

ISBN: 9781614330922

This is optional so you will need to check with your school to see if it is required. If you do take the essay, you will write it by hand, via paper and pencil. It will be graded by a professor at your college or university.

Information you will need to know for the test includes:

  • The characters, plots and themes of various works in American Literature (46-60%)
  • Interpret poetry and prose (25-40%)
  • Understand historical settings of works and authors (10-15%)
  • Critical theories, terms, and literary devices (5%)

The time periods covered are as follows:

10-15% The Colonial Period (1620-1830)
25% The Romantic Period (1830-1870)
25% The Period of Realism and Naturalism (1870-1910)
25% The Modernist Period (1910-1945)
10-15% The Contemporary Period (1945-Present)

The extensive reading list for this test includes:

  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Awakening
  • Melville
  • Crane
  • Wharton
  • Cather
  • Fitzgerald
  • Hemingway
  • Faulkner
  • Ellison
  • Wright

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