SAT Subject US History Practice Question 558: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 558

89. All the following characterize the Native American literary tradition EXCEPT:

A. trickster tales
B. creation stories
C. fables featuring animal characters
D. tales based on the sacred books of Native American religion
E. stories passed down orally over generations

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

The Native American literary tradition is an oral, not a written, one. There are no sacred books of Native American religion; religion is preserved in stories, customs, and artifacts.

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