This online history of American literature quiz entitled the Colonial Literature Quiz enables to to test your knowledge of early American literature.
Use the Colonial Literature Quiz to test yourself on the development of American literature from the lore of Native Americans, to early colonial literature and writings, to the conflict between Enlightenment thought and Puritan ideals, to the emergence of sentimental, Gothic, and satirical novels. This quiz will test you on writers including James Fenimore Cooper, Benjamin Franklin, Washington Irving, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine. This online quiz contains 20 questions from a pool of over 100 thereby allowing repeat use. We recommend that students study the relevant videos provided on this site on this subject before attempting this quiz.