A Good Man Is Hard to Find 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 does Red Sammy say about the Misfit?

2. What does John Wesley ask about?

3. What does the Misfit tell the family once they know his identity?

4. What has The Misfit forgotten?

5. How does Grandmother try to reason with the Misfit?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does the Grandmother foreshadow their deaths?

2. Is it significant Misfit claims he cannot remember his crime?

3. Describe the Misfit's appearance?

4. Why is Grandmother so delighted that the Misfit suddenly shows an interest in Jesus?

5. In what way does O'Connor describe the three men approaching their car in ominous terms?

6. Why do you think that O'Connor does not describe the appearance of the Misfits two friends?

7. In what way is it ironic that the Grandmother decided to take the cat on the trip?

8. What is the significance of June Star tap dancing in the restaurant?

9. Describe the character of June Star

10. Do you think Grandmother is really that worried about meeting the Misfit in Florida?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

O'Connor uses many similes. What effect do the similes have on the tone of the story? How and when does she use them? Take two examples and imagine similes were not used at that point. How does the story's meaning change?

Essay Topic 2

Critically examine the negative and positive points of A Good Man is Hard to Find. Is it an accurate portrayal of a fifties family? Does it have dramatic impact? Are the characters well drawn?

Essay Topic 3

Why do you think O'Connor portrays the family members, including the main character, so negatively? What impact does it have on the story's meaning? How did you feel about their deaths?

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