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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 Comforts of Home," what does Thomas do for a living?

2. In the story "Greenleaf," why does Mrs. May go to the Greenleaf boys' farm?

3. In the story "The Comforts of Home," why does Thomas put the gun in Star's purse?

4. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," how does Julian characterize his trips with his mother to the Y?

5. In the story "The Enduring Chill," where does Asbury hope to be buried when he dies?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the story "A View of the Woods," how does Mary Fortune react when her father beats her?

2. In the story "Judgment Day," what is the joke Tanner plans on playing on Coleman and Hooten?

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

4. In the story "Revelation," why does Mrs. Turpin continue to repeat the phrase "there's a heap of things worse than a nigger"?

5. Describe the tractor accident in the story "Parker's Back."

6. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," why is Julian so disgusted with his mother?

7. In the story "Revelation," what does Mrs. Turpin say is the problem with farming cotton?

8. Describe Star's fictitious background in the story "The Comforts of Home."

9. Describe what happens to Julian's mother when she offers a penny to the black child in the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge."

10. Describe the black woman who sits next to Julian on the bus in the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge."

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Many of the titles of the stories in "Everything That Rises Must Converge" have multiple meanings that relate to the story's theme. Select one of the stories in the collection and:

1) explain what the story's title means in relation to the story's plot;

2) demonstrate how the concept is developed in the story;

3) explain why the author chose to offer these multiple layers of meaning about the title.

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

Essay Topic 3

One of the themes in the collection of short stories "Everything That Rises Must Converge" is that of past vs. present. Select three of the stories dealing with this theme and:

1) explain what the story says about the past and the present;

2) demonstrate how the theme is developed in the story.

Then explain what you think Flannery O'Connor's overall commentary on past vs. present is in the novel as a whole.

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

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