Mystery and Manners; Occasional Prose Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Fiction Writer & His Country, Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction and The Regional Writer.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long can a peacock live?
(a) 10 years.
(b) 35 years.
(c) 5 years.
(d) 25 years.

2. Where was Faulkner at home?
(a) Nashville.
(b) Oxford.
(c) Savannah.
(d) New York.

3. What is O'Connor's advice for writers who do not want to be regional?
(a) Only write fiction.
(b) Move to an unfamiliar region.
(c) Be an American writer.
(d) Only write fantasy and science fiction.

4. What ailment did Dr. Johnson's housekeeper have?
(a) She was blind.
(b) She was arthritic.
(c) She was missing a leg.
(d) She was deaf.

5. What award did Percy Walker win?
(a) Regional Book Prize.
(b) National Book Award.
(c) Georgia Writers Grant.
(d) National Novelist Award.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of people does O'Connor say Southerners can recognize?

2. What did O'Connor see in the book "Believe It or Not"?

3. Who does O'Connor quote at the end of "The Fiction Writer and His Country"?

4. What grade were the children who visited O'Connor's farm to see her peafowl?

5. Besides the telephone repairman, who did O'Connor say is indifferent to the peacock's display?

(see the answer key)

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