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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. O'Connor says no other writer was hotter after the dollar than whom?
(a) Edgar Allan Poe.
(b) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(c) Mark Twain.
(d) Henry James.

2. In what city did O'Connor's friend from Wisconsin buy a house?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Chattanooga.
(c) Macon.
(d) Ocala.

3. What did O'Connor see in the book "Believe It or Not"?
(a) A cat who nursed a hen.
(b) A chicken that mated with a turkey.
(c) A woman who owned 900 chickens.
(d) A rooster who lived with no head.

4. 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.

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

6. Which writer did Henry James say does things in the way that take the most doing?
(a) Conrad.
(b) Emerson.
(c) Poe.
(d) Matheson.

7. Where did O'Connor's first set of peafowl come from?
(a) Chattanooga, Tennessee.
(b) Gulf Shores, Alabama.
(c) Eustis, Florida.
(d) Macon, Georgia.

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

9. Where was the photographer from who visited O'Connor at her home?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) St. Louis.
(c) Hollywood.
(d) New York.

10. What did the photographer come to O'Connor's home to film?
(a) The Gothic Revival style of the home.
(b) A chicken.
(c) A prize-winning pig.
(d) O'Connor.

11. How much was a pair of peafowl that O'Connor saw in the paper?
(a) $65.
(b) $20.
(c) $150.
(d) $30.

12. What author said his aim as a fiction writer is to render the highest possible justice to the visible universe?
(a) Hemingway.
(b) Conrad.
(c) Whitman.
(d) Updike.

13. What volunteer fire department was Mr. Montgomery a member of?
(a) Biloxi.
(b) Jackson.
(c) Birmingham.
(d) Crawford.

14. In what magazine did O'Connor read an editorial challenging her and other writers?
(a) Time.
(b) Life.
(c) Newsweek.
(d) Southern Living.

15. University students in the 1920s created a pamphlet with what title?
(a) I'll Stand and Be Heard.
(b) I'll Take My Stand.
(c) I'll Put My Foot Down.
(d) I'll Stand My Ground.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does O'Connor believe truly speaks for the country?

2. How did the man selling fence posts get rid of his peafowl?

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

4. What award did Percy Walker win?

5. How many peafowl did O'Connor have after nine years?

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