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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name for the corrected manuscripts that Flannery returned to her publisher?
(a) Galleys.
(b) Flats.
(c) Tear sheets.
(d) Margins.

2. What does Flannery note that she sees that seems gruesome at first?
(a) Lots of blood.
(b) Chain saws.
(c) Body parts.
(d) Ghosts.

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

4. What is the title of this section?
(a) The Last Year, 1964.
(b) The Last of the Best.
(c) The Best Years of our Lives.
(d) The Year That Was.

5. What is Flannery's writing style regarding how the piece will extend?
(a) She does exhaustive character research.
(b) She graphs the plot via a timeline.
(c) She just starts writing.
(d) She prepares a detailed outline.

6. At this point in the book, it is clear ____________________.
(a) That Flannery is tired of writing.
(b) That Flannery is very ill.
(c) What type of information Flannery shares with which people.
(d) That Flannery is getting married.

7. To whom does Flannery begin a letter with the salutation, "Dear Rayverberator"?
(a) A.
(b) Maryat Lee.
(c) Sally Fitzgerald.
(d) Cecil Dawkins.

8. What is the title of Flannery's second novel?
(a) A Good Man is Hard to Find.
(b) The Violent Bear it Away.
(c) Everything That Rises Must Converge.
(d) Wise Blood.

9. In a letter to the Fitzgeralds, Flannery writes that "Around here it is not a matter of finding the truth but __________________________.
(a) Letting the truth find you."
(b) Of deciding which lie you live with better."
(c) Digging for it."
(d) Trying to avoid it at all costs."

10. Flannery writes that one of her women friends is going to ___________ in spite of not having won a Fulbright.
(a) Spain.
(b) England.
(c) Italy.
(d) New York.

11. Flannery was now old enough to be called ___________ even though she wasn't married.
(a) Mama.
(b) Ma'm.
(c) Ms.
(d) Mrs.

12. To whom are the first and last letters of this section written?
(a) Robert Giroux.
(b) Elizabeth McKee.
(c) The Fitzgeralds.
(d) Maryat Lee.

13. What are the new animals in Flannery's life at this point?
(a) Tigers.
(b) Swans.
(c) Peacocks.
(d) Puppies.

14. What did Flannery's mother do with the last letter Flannery wrote?
(a) Mailed it after Flannery's death.
(b) Donated it to a library.
(c) Burned it.
(d) Put it in a safe.

15. On what holiday does Flannery write to "A" to tell her that she is sick in bed?
(a) Christmas Day.
(b) Fourth of July.
(c) New Year's Day.
(d) Easter.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much money does Flannery tell Cecil will have already been deducted from his pay from his publisher?

2. With whom did Flannery live for the last months of her life?

3. Which of the following does Flannery share information about the editorial process?

4. Flannery writes that her very old family members creak like _____________________.

5. Which of the following is true about Flannery O'Connor?

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