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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. What family member of O'Connor's reviewed her novel for her high school class?
(a) Daughter.
(b) Sister.
(c) Cousin.
(d) Niece.

2. What type of artist does O'Connor say is most deviled by the public?
(a) Poet.
(b) Musician.
(c) Painter.
(d) Fiction writer.

3. When does O'Connor say humanity lost its innocence?
(a) During the Fall.
(b) During Christ's death.
(c) When we are born.
(d) During Christ's resurrection.

4. What writer does O'Connor say is an exception to the fact that Southern writers are not successfully cosmopolitan in fiction?
(a) Lewis Nordan.
(b) Richard Ford.
(c) Winston Groom.
(d) Katherine Anne Porter.

5. How often does the college publication that printed a symposium on the subject of the lack of Catholic writers come out?
(a) Daily.
(b) Quarterly.
(c) Weekly.
(d) Monthly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What Christian denomination does O'Connor follow?

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

3. In what year did O'Connor present materials from "The Church and the Fiction Writer" during a talk at a college?

4. O'Connor mentions instances where parents from what state object to their child's reading assignments?

5. O'Connor knew an English teacher who asked students what the moral is to what novel?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the God that O'Connor says she believes in.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does O'Connor say about absolutes in fiction, particularly religious fiction?

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