SAT Subject US History Practice Question 245: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 245

46. Which of the following American regional novelists is known for his or her stories of the Great Plains states?

A. Willa Cather
B. Mark Twain
C. Bret Harte
D. Jack London
E. Edith Wharton

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

Twain wrote about the Mississippi Valley, Wharton about New York City, Harte about the West, and London about the Northwest. Cather's stories are set in the heart of the "bread basket" section of the country, such as her native Nebraska.

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