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 is the name of O'Connor's posthumous book of stories?
(a) The Enduring Chill.
(b) Greenleaf.
(c) A View of the Woods.
(d) Everything That Rises Must Converge.

2. What author does O'Connor point to in the first sentence of The Church and the Fiction Writer?
(a) J.D. Salinger.
(b) Harper Lee.
(c) Graham Greene.
(d) James Joyce.

3. O'Connor says the Catholic reader forgets that there is a similarity between the sentimental and what?
(a) The emotional.
(b) The romantic.
(c) The obscene.
(d) The righteous.

4. What emotion does the Catholic novelist sometimes feel when he views what he is supposed to do as a Catholic and as a novelist?
(a) Sadness.
(b) Joy.
(c) Angst.
(d) Excitement.

5. What kind of answers do Catholics abide by?
(a) Rational.
(b) Sentimental.
(c) Complex.
(d) Instant.

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

7. In what year did a college publication print a symposium on the subject of the lack of Catholic writers?
(a) 1955.
(b) 1927.
(c) 1942.
(d) 1914.

8. 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.

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

10. In what area of the United States do Catholic writers have the burden of regionalism to overcome?
(a) The West.
(b) The South.
(c) New England.
(d) The Midwest.

11. Who was Baron von Hugel?
(a) A French scientist.
(b) A Catholic scholar.
(c) A Protestant preacher.
(d) A Pope.

12. O'Connor says that it is not fair to demand that novelists be what kind of novelists at the end of "The Teaching of Literature"?
(a) Influential.
(b) Intellectual.
(c) American.
(d) All-encompassing.

13. Which character in fiction is usually disturbing to the reader?
(a) The violent woman.
(b) The poor man.
(c) The freak.
(d) The character who is physically ill.

14. What were the subjects called when O'Connor was in high school?
(a) Adventures.
(b) Activities.
(c) Courses.
(d) Topics.

15. Who wrote an essay saying the woman of the future will know nothing of mystery or manners?
(a) Henry James.
(b) John Steinbeck.
(c) Edgar Allen Poe.
(d) Graham Greene.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does O'Connor say one should do if they want topics?

2. With what does O'Connor say there is a preoccupation in the work of Catholic writers of her time period?

3. What is the name for someone who believes in religious dualism and the freedom of the soul from matter through asceticism?

4. When does O'Connor say she figured out what fiction was?

5. What kind of reader does O'Connor say "for all practical purposes" no longer exists?

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