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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Nature and Aim of Fiction, Writing Short Stories and On Her Own Work.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What author does O'Connor use as an example of someone who is not present in his work?
(a) Richard Matheson.
(b) Alexander Pope.
(c) William Shakespeare.
(d) James Joyce.

2. Which of O'Connor's works does she use to show examples of hidden themes and symbols?
(a) Everything That Rises Must Converge.
(b) Wise Blood.
(c) A Good Man Is Hard to Find.
(d) The Violent Bear It Away.

3. For what work did O'Connor receive the Georgia Writers' Association Scroll?
(a) Everything That Rises Must Converge.
(b) The Violent Bear It Away.
(c) A Good Man Is Hard To Find.
(d) Wise Blood.

4. What did the schoolchildren who visited O'Connor's farm call the peacock's smaller, gray tail?
(a) Underwear.
(b) Gray hairs.
(c) Tripod.
(d) Mini-tail.

5. O'Connor became frustrated because the writing students she addressed were looking for what?
(a) Advice.
(b) To copy the British.
(c) A formula.
(d) A mentor.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where was the photographer from who visited O'Connor at her home?

3. What did one of O'Connor's peafowl lose in the mowing machine?

4. How many peafowl did O'Connor buy from an ad in a paper?

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

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