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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Legend has it that St. Francis converted what?
(a) A bear.
(b) A wolf.
(c) A snake.
(d) A mouse.

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

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

4. O'Connor says a society is understood by what?
(a) Its elderly.
(b) Its government.
(c) Its stories.
(d) Its location.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Baron von Hugel?

2. What country did Henry James like better than America?

3. Who said if you want to write stories not to drive the poor from your doorstep?

4. What book does O'Connor say is not well written but the author should not be judged by his intent?

5. What family member of O'Connor's reviewed her novel for her high school class?

Short Essay Questions

1. What problem does O'Connor say Catholic writers face?

2. Why does O'Connor write powerfully, especially about God?

3. When does O'Connor say the greatest dramas occur?

4. How did John Hersey defend his book "A Bell for Adano" in a letter to the Georgia state school superintendent?

5. How does O'Connor respond to the idea that there is a lack of good Catholic writing in America?

6. Why does O'Connor say the Protestant South is a good place for Catholic writers to write?

7. How does O'Connor say that fiction writers and English teachers have common ground?

8. What does O'Connor say about her book when she reviews it for class?

9. What does O'Connor say about "The Foundling" written by Cardinal Spellman?

10. What story does O'Connor tell at the beginning of "Catholic Novelists and Their Readers"?

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