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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who writes an introduction to this chapter of letters?
(a) Flannery O'Connor.
(b) Robert Giroux.
(c) Maryat Lee.
(d) Sally Fitzgerald.

2. Flannery is told that _________________ is the character with whom most readers identify in A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND.
(a) The traveling salesman.
(b) The chef.
(c) The nun.
(d) The Grandmother.

3. During her adult life, Flannery found respite in fresh air and _________________.
(a) Fishing.
(b) Gardening.
(c) Movies.
(d) Farm animals.

4. In which of the following styles does Flannery write her letters?
(a) Standardized English.
(b) All of these.
(c) Georgia accent.
(d) Georgia dialect.

5. What is Flannery's response when people get the titles of her books wrong?
(a) Anger.
(b) Humor.
(c) Confusion.
(d) Irritation.

6. What does Flannery do when she feels better?
(a) Walks to town.
(b) Rides her horse.
(c) Writes as much as she can.
(d) Goes sailing.

7. Who wins the National Book Award in this section?
(a) Ernest Hemingway.
(b) Flannery O'Connor.
(c) Truman Capote.
(d) Walker Percy.

8. About which philosopher is Flannery seemingly very knowledgeable?
(a) Immanuel Kant.
(b) Plato.
(c) Simone de Beauvoir.
(d) Karl Marx.

9. Which of the following is true about Flannery O'Connor?
(a) She lived on a Southern farm.
(b) All of these.
(c) She was famous.
(d) She never married.

10. Flannery's knowledge of theology is rather extensive within the scope of the ___________ religion.
(a) Baptist.
(b) Jewish.
(c) Catholic.
(d) Muslim.

11. A pattern begins to emerge with the first two letters of the sections being addressed to Cecil Dawkins and ____________.
(a) The Fitzgeralds.
(b) A.
(c) Robert Giroux.
(d) William Sessions.

12. Out of the many people to whom Flannery writes, who receives only one letter?
(a) James Tate.
(b) Tom Gossett.
(c) Robert Giroux.
(d) Thomas Stritch.

13. The letters in this section cover the years of ___________________.
(a) 1960-1964.
(b) 1959-1963.
(c) 1963-1966.
(d) 1959-1960.

14. What has Flannery's illness forced her to do?
(a) Walk around the farm for exercise.
(b) Cancel speaking engagements.
(c) Go to the hospital.
(d) Sleep all day.

15. Flannery did not give her life over to marriage and ______________.
(a) Motherhood.
(b) Divorce.
(c) Extended family.
(d) Stepchildren.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of lifestyle did Flannery have?

2. How many pages of Flannery's new novel can her mother read at one time?

3. Who does Flannery note has been drunk for the past two Mondays?

4. Flannery writes that one of her women friends is going to ___________ in spite of not having won a Fulbright.

5. On what holiday does Flannery write to "A" to tell her that she is sick in bed?

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