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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the title of Jones' first book?
(a) To Kill a Mockingbird.
(b) From Here to Eternity.
(c) Quo Vadis.
(d) Answerd Prayers.

2. Who is the protagonist/narrator of the book?
(a) D.A. Meadows.
(b) P.B. Jones.
(c) C.A. Hall.
(d) T.D. Matlow.

3. Truman Capote was popular from ______________________.
(a) the early 1950s into the early 1970s.
(b) the late 1960s into the early 1980s.
(c) the late 1970s into the early 1990s.
(d) the late 1940s into the early 1960s.

4. What does the person in #68 give to Jones when he visits her/his home?
(a) Mont Blanc pen.
(b) Grey fedora.
(c) Crystal paperweight.
(d) Diamond cufflinks.

5. Where does Jones say he attended many parties?
(a) His own apartment.
(b) Boatwright's apartment.
(c) The Russian Tea Room.
(d) The Brown Derby.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to several more chapters of this book that were not published?

2. What does Jones imply that he is considering?

3. Jones says his book is about ________________.

4. What does Fox consider highly unlikely regarding this book?

5. What is the name of the company Hamilton suggests Jones should work?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the premise of ANSWERED PRAYERS?

2. What is the significance of the crystal paperweight given to Jones by Colette?

3. What does the editor note as Capote's personal characteristics?

4. Why did Capote's friends disown him after the publication of this book?

5. Which author and book did Capote try to emulate in the writing of ANSWERED PRAYERS?

6. Why does the crystal paperweight remind Jones of Kate McCloud?

7. Which real person is thinly disguised in the character of Mr. Wallace?

8. Which author and book do Jones and Hamilton discuss related to Jones' writing?

9. Why does Jones connect Peggy Guggenheim to his days of writing his novel called Sleepless Millions?

10. How does Jones balance his dark side with an entertaining style of writing to engage the reader?

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