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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. In the story "The Enduring Chill," what does Asbury leave for his mother to open when he dies?

2. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," how much did Julian's mother pay for her new hat?

3. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," why do the police first bring Rufus to Sheppard's home?

4. In the story "A View of the Woods," what color does Fortune think the woods turn one evening?

5. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," what is the name of the young boy who sits next to Julian's mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," why does Rufus eat a page of the Bible?

2. In the story "The Enduring Chill." what attracts Asbury to the Roman Catholic church?

3. In the story "The Enduring Chill," who does Asbury believe is responsible for his failure as an artist? Why?

4. In the story "A View of the Woods," what does Fortune notice about the woods in front of the Pitts' home on the night before he sells the lot?

5. In the story "A View of the Woods," what angers Mary Fortune about her grandfather's plan to sell a lot of his land?

6. In the story "Greenleaf," how does Mrs. May discover Mrs. Greenleaf's faith healing practice?

7. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," what draws Sheppard to Rufus Johnson?

8. Describe Julian's mother's hat in the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge."

9. In the story "Greenleaf," why does Mrs. May decide to have Mr. Greenleaf shoot the bull?

10. In the story "Judgment Day," how do Tanner's and his daughter's views on burial differ?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Because "Everything That Rises Must Converge" is a collection of independent short stories there is no one main character in the novel. However, there are some characters that seem to have a stronger presence than others. Select three characters you see as the main characters in the novel and:

1) describe the characters;

2) make an argument for why each is a main character;

3) describe what the novel would be like without these characters.

Be sure to use specific examples from the stories to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Imagine if one of the stories in this collection was missing from it. Choose one of the stories and "remove" it from the collection. Write an essay:

1) explaining the role that the story plays in the collection;

2) describing how the collection would be different without the story;

3) comment on the quality of the novel without the story--would it be better or worse? Why?

Be sure to use specific examples from the stories to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Flashbacks play an important role in the development of characters in this novel. Choose two of the flashbacks presented in the novel and:

1) describe each flashback;

2) describe the significance of the flashback on the person remembering the scene;

3) analyze the placement of this flashback at this point in the narrative--why does the author choose to include the flashback at this point in the story?

Be sure to use specific examples from the stories to support your ideas.

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