Mystery and Manners; Occasional Prose Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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. What did O'Connor say her peafowl would eat?
(a) Cat food.
(b) Startena.
(c) Cabbage.
(d) Flowers.

2. What did the editorial that challenged American writers say American writers do?
(a) Write too much like British writers.
(b) Write about being poor.
(c) Write as if everyone in the country is rich.
(d) Write too abstractly, confusing readers.

3. What does O'Connor say is the first reaction people have when they see a peacock's tail?
(a) Gasp.
(b) Silence.
(c) Tears.
(d) Laughter.

4. What does O'Connor says causes Southerners anguish?
(a) That the South is alienated.
(b) That the South is getting more like the rest of the country.
(c) That there are not enough jobs.
(d) That there are too many people in the South.

5. What question did the editorial that challenged O'Connor ask?
(a) Who speaks for the South today?
(b) Who speaks for women today?
(c) Who speaks for America today?
(d) Who speaks for the poor today?

Short Answer Questions

1. What does O'Connor say is a word that sounds good in anyone's mouth that no book jacket can do without?

2. How old was O'Connor when a photographer visited her in "The King of the Birds"?

3. In what magazine did O'Connor read an editorial challenging her and other writers?

4. What color was the helmet of the telephone repairman that came to O'Connor's farm?

5. What color was Colonel Eggbert?

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