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 the Misfit ask Mother?

2. What does Red Sammy say about the Misfit?

3. What does the Misfit do with the shirt?

4. How long long does Hiram say it will take to fix the car?

5. How far back do they have to travel to get back to the dirt road?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is it significant that the Misfit puts on Bailey's shirt?

2. Why do you think Grandmother smuggles the cat into the car?

3. Describe Misfit's life?

4. Describe what Grandmother is wearing in the car?

5. Is Grandmother a selfish person?

6. What is the significance of Grandmother wanting to paint the black child she sees sitting on the porch?

7. Describe the character of John Wesley.

8. What do you think Misfit's relationship is with women?

9. In what way does the Grandmother change moments before she dies?

10. Describe the Misfit's appearance?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The short story is set in the 1950s. What concerns and political problems were there in the fifties? Does O'Connor reflect them in the book?

Essay Topic 2

Study the Misfit's life. What is his background? What is his character conflict? What is his motivation to kill?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the use of dialect. Do you think the dialect is an accurate portrayal of how southerners speak? What meaning does the dialect give to the story and characters? What do you think the story would either gain or lose by having no dialect?

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