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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. Flannery admits to not being very good at ____________.
(a) Physics.
(b) Biology.
(c) Spelling.
(d) Math.

2. Flannery took white rum for pain when she broke her ___________.
(a) Ankle.
(b) Leg.
(c) Toe.
(d) Arm.

3. Where did Flannery attend a school for writers after college graduation?
(a) Julliard School.
(b) State University of Iowa.
(c) New York Writers Guild.
(d) F. Scott Fitzgerald Writers Workshops.

4. Which is one of the first publications to pay Flannery for her writing?
(a) Ladies Home Journal.
(b) The Atlanta Constitution.
(c) Elle Magazine.
(d) The Kenyon Review.

5. How did Flannery break some ribs?
(a) Car accident.
(b) Fall from horse.
(c) Playing polo.
(d) Coughing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are the mutual friends that Flannery shares with William Sessions?

2. The writings in the book contain knowledge and awareness of O'Connor's development as __________________.

3. Even though Flannery lives in a rural area, she ____________________.

4. What years are covered in Part I: Up North and Getting Home?

5. Flannery is excellently educated in regard to which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are some of the people to whom Flannery writes during this section?

2. What information about writing fundamentals does Flannery share in the first letters in this section?

3. How old was Flannery when her father died and where did the family live?

4. How does the reader know that the person known as "A" is an important one in Flannery's life?

5. What event occurs to validate Flannery's Celtic roots?

6. In what slang style does Flannery sometimes slip into in her letters?

7. What points are mentioned about loneliness in the writing lifestyle?

8. What is revealed about Flannery's lifestyle in this section?

9. What is Flannery's lifestyle after she leaves Yaddo?

10. How does Flannery separate Catholics from Catholicism?

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