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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Catholic Novelists and Their Readers and The Catholic Novelist in the Protestant South.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the title of the course that O'Connor addressed in The Nature and Aim of Fiction?
(a) Inside the Novelist's Mind.
(b) How Novels are Written.
(c) The Writing Process.
(d) How the Writer Writes.

2. Who said, "Purify the source"?
(a) Perse.
(b) Camus.
(c) Sartre.
(d) Mauriac.

3. How does O'Connor believe a work of fiction should be studied?
(a) Sociologically.
(b) Psychologically.
(c) Technically.
(d) Grammatically.

4. Where did O'Connor see the ad for her first peafowl?
(a) The Market Bulletin.
(b) The Bazaar.
(c) The Florida Express.
(d) The Daily Mail.

5. How did the man selling fence posts get rid of his peafowl?
(a) He and his family would eat them.
(b) He would give them to needy children as gifts.
(c) He gave them to O'Connor.
(d) He would sell them at festivals.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of artist does O'Connor say is most deviled by the public?

2. According to O'Connor, what does the fiction writer seem to have a revolting attachment to?

3. At the beginning of "Total Effect and the Eighth Grade," how many instances does O'Connor mention parents objecting to their child's reading assignments?

4. What does O'Connor think every writer would like to think of himself as?

5. What emotion does the Catholic novelist sometimes feel when he views what he is supposed to do as a Catholic and as a novelist?

(see the answer key)

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