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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In what city did O'Connor's friend from Wisconsin buy a house?
2. What author said that he writes romances, not novels?
3. What item of clothing did Colonel Eggbert wear?
4. According to O'Connor, what do Northern authors consider everything written by Southerners?
5. In what magazine did O'Connor read an editorial challenging her and other writers?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does O'Connor feel about the fiction writer using symbols?
2. How does O'Connor feel about short stories?
3. How does O'Connor react to the editorial's cry for more spiritual writing, showing the joys of life?
4. How does O'Connor feel about the average person that is interested in writing?
5. What is the gist of an editorial written to Life magazine regarding writers?
6. How does O'Connor feel about the peahens?
7. What dream did O'Connor have at the end of "The King of the Birds"?
8. Why does O'Connor believe Southern writers are anguished?
9. What does O'Connor say about reality in fiction writing?
10. Why does O'Connor think some people pretend to be unaffected by the peacocks?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explore O'Connor's view of English teachers. What does O'Connor say their job is, in regards to helping students understand literature? Why does O'Connor say that English teachers are avoiding teaching English? What methods does she talk about that teachers use? What is the problem with these methods?
Essay Topic 2
Explore the perspective used in this nonfiction work. How would O'Connor's lessons on writing be different if they were written from a third-person perspective, like they would be in a textbook? What could the reader gain from a less personal perspective? What is gained from the first-person perspective that O'Connor uses instead?
Essay Topic 3
How does she propose that teachers teach literature? How does she go about proposing this? What is her tone? Does she flesh out her ideas enough for teachers to put them into practice? Do you think her suggestions would work in practice? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
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