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Quiz: Two Prompts for a Take Home Quiz – Lit

Submitted by John Casey. This document contains prompts for two take home quizzes given to students as extra credit options in a 200-level Survey of American Literature course.

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Activity: Refurbishing

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Activity: Ransom Notes

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Activity: Concrete Imagery in Poetry Scattegories

To begin: I have students call out a list of abstractions. Usually we end up with some variation on the following: fear sadness joy depression ...