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1. We thought American business was the Rock of Gibraltar. We were the prosperous nation, and nothing could stop us now. A brownstone house was forever. You gave it to your kids and they put marble fronts on it. There was a feeling of continuity. If you made it, it was there forever. Suddenly the big dream exploded. How do Harburg’s words reflect the experience of many Americans during the Great Depression? a. Like Harburg, many expected that they could maintain their possessions through the Depression. b. Like Harburg, many were shocked by stock market collapse and ensuing Depression. c. Like Harburg, many were grateful for the lessons they learned from the Depression. d. Like Harburg, many made meticulous plans to prepare for the Depression.
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Read the excerpt from Elie Wiesel's All Rivers Run to the Sea. It is unbelievable how fast people will adapt. It hurts to admit it, but within hours of first breathing the cattle car's nauseating air, we began to feel at home. . . . Mixed into my sadness there was undeniable excitement, for we were living a historic event, a historic adventure. Which theme is expressed in the passage? People will persist even during the worst of times. After World War I, many young American writers took up residence in Paris and abandoned traditional values. Read the following excerpt from William Faulkner's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech. I feel that this award was not made to me as a man, but to my work—a life's work in the agony and sweat of the human spirit, not for glory and least of all for profit, but to create out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before. According to Faulkner, who or what is the true recipient of the Nobel Prize? Faulkner's work Both Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner explored the lives and existence of alienated and odd characters Randall Jarrell wrote poems that expressed what he had witnessed during his World War II service. Read the excerpt from William Faulkner's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech. He must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid; and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed—love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice. According to the excerpt, Faulkner believes that a young writer must focus on universal truths and human feeling rather than just the storyline. William Faulkner and John Steinbeck's fiction expressed a regional revival. Read the quotation from Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. There is nothing as bad as war. . . . When people realize how bad it is they cannot do anything to stop it because they go crazy. There are some people who never realize. Which common Lost Generation theme is reflected in the passage? contempt for warfare Read the excerpt from William Faulkner's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech. The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail. According to Faulkner, the poet is not just a witness to the past, but also a force of strength and survival. Read the excerpt from William Faulkner's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech. . . . the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed—love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice. Which best describes the meaning of the term "universal truths"? childhood ideals that are forgotten as people mature Read the excerpt from the interview with E.Y. (Yip) Harburg. I was walking along the street at that time, and you'd see the bread lines. The biggest one in New York City was owned by William Randolph Hearst. He had a big truck with several people on it, and big cauldrons of hot soup, bread. Fellows with burlap on their shoes were lined up all around Columbus Circle, and went for blocks and blocks around the park, waiting. Which statement explains the irony of Harburg's description of the bread line While millions of Americans were suffering from the effects of poverty, Hearst remained one of the wealthiest individuals of his time. Which excerpt from the song, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" best emphasizes the idea that average Americans felt abandoned by the wealthy elite and the government? Say, don't you remember, they called me Al— It was Al all the time. Why don't you remember, I'm your pal— Buddy, can you spare a dime? Which line from song, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" conveys the image of veterans who are unable to find work? Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell, Full of that Yankee Doodle-de-dum, Read the excerpt from the interview with E.Y. (Yip) Harburg. This is the man who says: I built the railroads. I built that tower. I fought your wars. I was the kid with the drum. Why the hell should I be standing in line now? What happened to all this wealth I created? In this excerpt, Harburg explains that his song is giving a voice to the working class and the veterans. What led Harburg to write the song, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" the able-bodied men he saw begging for money and standing in bread lines in the streets of New York Read the excerpt from the interview with E.Y. (Yip) Harburg. We thought American business was the Rock of Gibraltar. We were the prosperous nation, and nothing could stop us now. A brownstone house was forever. You gave it to your kids and they put marble fronts on it. There was a feeling of continuity. If you made it, it was there forever. Suddenly the big dream exploded. The impact was unbelievable. Based on the excerpt and your historical knowledge, why did the stock market crash make Americans lose confidence in business? Americans realized that business was not immune to failure and could collapse. Which sentence best summarizes the central idea of the song, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" The men begging for money on the street helped build and protect our country, and they deserve a better lot than they have been given. Read the excerpt from the song, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" They used to tell me I was building a dream, And so I followed the mob— When there was earth to plow, or guns to bear I was always there—right on the job. Which best restates the main idea of these lines? The heroic men standing in line for food were used to build and fight for the American dream. Based on the interview with E.Y. (Yip) Harburg, how does Harburg's experience during the Great Depression differ from the experiences of most Americans? By being able to develop his creative talents, he profited from the Depression while many other suffered. Read the excerpt from song, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" Once I built a railroad, made it run, Made it race against time. Once I built a railroad, Now it's done— Which idea is conveyed in the excerpt
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