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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. Freedom is of no use without what?
(a) Taste.
(b) Rights.
(c) Justice.
(d) Charm.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many fundamental truths do Catholic writers live and work in?

3. For a writer of fiction, everything has its testing point in what body part?

4. 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"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does O'Connor feel about bestseller lists?

2. Why might a Catholic writer have to include more violence in his work than he is comfortable with?

3. How does O'Connor feel about literature being taught by way of psychology?

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

5. What does O'Connor say to those who say that Catholics are too restrained by their rigorous Catholic education to write creatively?

6. How does O'Connor say she believes fiction should be taught?

7. What does O'Connor say should be the result of the proper study of literature?

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

9. How does O'Connor respond to those who say that Catholics cannot be artists?

10. What does O'Connor say about being specific in her writing?

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