Collected Works Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What is Mason's nephew's main concern after Mason's death?

2. Why is Parker's wife so furious when she hears about his accident at work?

3. How did Francis come to live with Mason?

4. What does Francis do along the way to digging Mason's grave?

5. Which of the following does NOT describe Mrs. Turpin's view of the other waiting room patients?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the schoolteacher react to Mason's death?

2. What is Mason's history of taking children in order to save them?

3. What is the premise of EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE?

4. What are the circumstances in which Julian's mother gets hit?

5. What story does Francis tell the schoolteacher about Mason's death?

6. With whom did Francis live before going to live with Mason?

7. How does Parker meet his wife?

8. Why does Francis have such difficulty living with Mason?

9. What is one of Mason's most controversial decisions?

10. Why are Mr. Fortune's grandchildren upset about the land deal with a gas station owner?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses some important instances of flashbacks in the stories. Explain what a flashback is and cite at least two making sure to explain what makes each a flashback.

Essay Topic 2

Flannery O'Connor is famous for her use of terrifying or shocking situations for her characters. Select three situations from any of the stories any why they fit into this classification.

Essay Topic 3

Prejudice and discrimination against Negroes is a common thread in O'Connor's stories. Cite two examples in this book and explain what you think O'Connor was trying to say in each?

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