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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. Who is John Wesley?
(a) A boy that Sally has arranged to wheel General Sash to the stage.
(b) A boy that Sash thinks of as his own son.
(c) Sally’s brother who no longer speaks to General Sash.
(d) Sally’s son who is graduating from college.

2. What is chained in a Chinaberry tree outside the diner where they stop to eat in “A Good Man is Hard to Find”?
(a) A goat.
(b) A cat.
(c) A donkey.
(d) A monkey.

3. In the short story “Enoch and the Gorilla”, what does the sign on the truck advertise?
(a) Conga, the ape.
(b) Churros.
(c) Conga, the gorilla.
(d) Conga, the anaconda.

4. In the beginning of “The Barbar”, what is Rayber reminiscing about?
(a) A long walk he had with his wife.
(b) His last meal.
(c) His last shave at the barber.
(d) The church sermon.

5. Whose perspective is “The Crop” told in?
(a) Garner’s.
(b) Lot Motum’s.
(c) Lucia’s.
(d) Mrs. Willteron’s.

Short Answer Questions

1. “The Barber” takes place in which town?

2. Old Gabriel is _________?

3. What does Ruller hike back to his town with?

4. How many customers are in the diner in “Enoch and the Gorilla”?

5. What is Old Gabriel afraid of?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is O’Connor’s message in “The River”?

2. Why is Ruller so proud to bring the turkey home to his family?

3. Why does Hazel Wickers keep thinking about his mother?

4. Why is it ironic that the young boy’s parents are going to the river to the baptisms in “The River”?

5. How does Mrs. Willerton feel about her daily life?

6. What dismays Ruby about Rufus choosing collard greens as his something “special” that she will make for him?

7. Why is Enoch convinced that he must show Hazel Weaver the mummified man?

8. What does Mrs. Willerton wish that she had more time for?

9. How does O’Connor use foreshadowing in “A Good Man is Hard to Find”?

10. Why does Enoch steal the gorilla suit?

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