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Background on Cather and Death... Flashcards--Set #2

These questions focus on the main language and literature resource information on Willa Cather and the background on Death Comes for the Archbishop

 
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#1

What real-life person is Father Vaillant based on?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2

How was Death Comes... received by the public when it was published?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3

Cather won a Pulitzer Prize in 1922 for which novel?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4

What main characteristic distinguished Cather from other 1920's American novelists?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5

Aside from being a novelist, what other jobs did Cather have during her career?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6

What are some words that describe Cather's style in Death Comes...?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7

When did Cather enter the University of Nebraska in Lincoln?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#8

Name two or more artists who influenced Cather's work on Death Comes....

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9

What were the years of Cather's birth and death?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#10

Where did Cather spend most of her childhood?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#11

When did Mexico cede the New Mexico territory to the U.S. and why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#12

What book inspired Death Comes... and who wrote it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#13

When was Death Comes... written?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#14

What was different about Death Comes... compared to Cather's previous novels?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#15

What real-life person was Bishop Latour based on?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#16

What is the time frame of this novel?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#17

What three groups of people are living in New Mexico territory when Latour arrives?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#18

How is Cather's method of "not to use an incident for all there is in it, but to touch and pass on" reflected in this novel?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#19

Stylistically, Cather chose not to write this novel as a totally connected narrative. Rather, each chapter is a ___what___?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#20

Why does Cather incorporate folklore and legend into this novel?