The 42nd Parallel Summary
John Dos Passos

Everything you need to understand or teach The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos.

  • 30 The 42nd Parallel Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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Study Pack

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John Dos Passos Biographies (4)

1,321 words, approx. 5 pages
The reputation of the American novelist John Roderigo Dos Passos (1896-1970) is based chiefly on his early work, especially the trilogy "U.S.A."John Dos Passos was born in Chicago on Jan. 14, 1896, th... Read more
13,014 words, approx. 44 pages
For readers in the 1930s and 1940s the career of John Dos Passos had its puzzling aspects, but the image of the man seemed to possess a certain clarity. He was, according to the dust jackets, "Chicago... Read more
2,128 words, approx. 8 pages
John Roderigo Dos Passos, social and political chronicler, was born John Roderigo Madison in a Chicago hotel. His father, John Randolph Dos Passos, a prominent attorney, and his mother, Lucy Madison, ... Read more
13,747 words, approx. 46 pages
Biography EssayFor readers familiar with his work in the 1920s and 1930s, John Dos Passos's public image seemed clearly defined. His friends and colleagues were expatriate writers such as Ernest Hemin... Read more

Lesson Plan

The 42nd Parallel Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including: