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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. Where does the Grandmother tell her son they should not go on vacation?
2. Who interrupts Bailey's plea for help?
3. How many more gunshots do they hear from the woods?
4. What does John want to sneak inside the house?
5. What happens to the car when Bailey loses control?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what Grandmother is wearing in the car?
2. Why do Grandmother and Red Sammy get along so well?
3. In what way does O'Connor describe the three men approaching their car in ominous terms?
4. Describe the Misfit's appearance?
5. What do you think Misfit's relationship is with women?
6. What does the story about the melon say about Grandmother's character?
7. In what way is it ironic that the Grandmother decided to take the cat on the trip?
8. How do you think the Grandmother interprets the bible?
9. In what way does O'Connor present the Grandmother as no better than the Misfit?
10. Is Grandmother a selfish person?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Serial killers are often represented in popular culture. Using two examples from the book argue your case for or against the Misfit being a typical representation of a serial killer?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The Misfit has more of an affinity with women than he does with men. Using two examples from the book discuss the Misfit's relationship with women. Why do you think he mistrusts both men and children?
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