Mystery and Manners; Occasional Prose Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does O'Connor think English teachers can help change?
(a) The education systems in third world countries.
(b) The best-seller list.
(c) The rate of high school drop outs.
(d) The number of college students who have all A's.

2. According to O'Connor, what does the fiction writer seem to have a revolting attachment to?
(a) Poverty.
(b) The West.
(c) The future.
(d) The past.

3. O'Connor presented materials from "The Church and the Fiction Writer" during a talk at what college?
(a) Sarah Lawrence.
(b) Notre Dame.
(c) Harvard.
(d) Yale.

4. What country did Henry James like better than America?
(a) England.
(b) Canada.
(c) Mexico.
(d) Ireland.

5. Who is the author that O'Connor says is not a good writer, but his intent should not be judged?
(a) Cardinal Spellman.
(b) Cardinal Mencia.
(c) Cardinal O'Grady.
(d) Cardinal Hawkins.

6. What Catholic author wrote about Catholics who are vulgar, ignorant, and greedy?
(a) Paul Hamilton Hayne,
(b) Walker Percy.
(c) J. F. Powers.
(d) Henry Timrod.

7. Who wrote in his notebook: "If I had not known you, I would not have found you"?
(a) Pascal.
(b) Descartes.
(c) Harvey.
(d) Newton.

8. What will always be a Catholic novel's center of destruction?
(a) Anger.
(b) Sin.
(c) Money.
(d) The devil.

9. How many fundamental truths do Catholic writers live and work in?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

10. Who does O'Connor mention wrestles with an angel in the Bible?
(a) Samson.
(b) Aaron.
(c) Jacob.
(d) Jesse.

11. Most people try to create art that has what kind of value?
(a) Monetary.
(b) Truthful.
(c) Utilitarian.
(d) Spiritual.

12. What will always be a Catholic novel's center of meaning?
(a) Christ.
(b) The devil.
(c) Joy.
(d) Sin.

13. Who does O'Connor believe should do the evangelizing?
(a) Teachers.
(b) Artists.
(c) Evangelists.
(d) Writers.

14. Who said his aim as an artist was to render the highest possible justice to the visible universe?
(a) Twain.
(b) Conrad.
(c) Joyce.
(d) James.

15. Who said if you want to write stories not to drive the poor from your doorstep?
(a) Kipling.
(b) Garrison.
(c) Whitman.
(d) Melville.

Short Answer Questions

1. Freedom is of no use without what?

2. When does O'Connor say humanity lost its innocence?

3. O'Connor says a society is understood by what?

4. Who responds to a symposium on the subject of the lack of Catholic writers by saying "A Catholic, if he is devout, i.e., sold on the authority of his Church, is also brain-washed, whether he realizes it or not"?

5. Which character in fiction is usually disturbing to the reader?

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