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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Florie Rotondo?

2. Who is the editor of this book?

3. Where did Jones move with money he earned?

4. How can Capote's private persona be generally described?

5. What happened to Capote when real people recognized themselves in this book?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who was Denham Fouts?

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

4. How did Jones get the money to get to New York and how does he describe his first year in that city?

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

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

7. Who is Woodrow Hamilton and what pivotal role does he play in Jones' life?

8. Who is Florie Rotondo?

9. Explain Truman Capote's notoriety in the 1960s and 1970s.

10. What is a core theme of the book and how does it manifest in people?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Jones. Begin with his physical characteristics and extend into his personality and behavioral traits. What is Jones' background? Does he spend much of his time trying to rid himself of his past? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Jones spends some alone time throughout the novel to contemplate his life. What does he think about? What conclusions does he arrive at? Explain why he is in a contemplative mood at this point in time.

Essay Topic 3

Capote uses beautifully descriptive language in the book to help his readers see his world from his perspective. Without referring to the book, describe New York City using only your recall of Capote's descriptions. How do you visualize the city of New York City now that you have read Capote's ANSWERED PRAYERS?

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