SAT Subject US History Practice Question 39: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 39

1. Who among the following did not belong to the literary community in Concord, Massachusetts?

A. Louisa May Alcott
B. Nathaniel Hawthorne
C. Bronson Alcott
D. Edgar Allan Poe
E. Henry David Thoreau

Correct Answer: D


Both Alcotts, Hawthorne, and Thoreau were all near neighbors of one another in Concord. Poe was from Maryland; he lived in several cities along the eastern seaboard, but never in Concord.

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