The Day of the Locust

by: Nathanael West

Context Quick Quiz

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In what city was Nathaniel West born?

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What was West’s ethnic background?

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What job gave West the time he needed to begin working on his first novel?

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What job gave West many of the settings and minor characters that he used in The Day of the Locust?

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What historical event does much of West’s fiction respond to, in one way or another?