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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. What emerges as one of Flannery O'Connor's traits?
(a) She swore all the time.
(b) She was able to maintain long term relationships.
(c) She smoked like a chimney.
(d) She apologized whether or not she was to blame.

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

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

4. What has emerged from the letters Flannery has written so far?
(a) An understanding of her politics.
(b) A premonition of her death.
(c) An outline for another novel.
(d) A sense of her personality.

5. What does Flannery tell "A" is "A's" only character flaw?
(a) Package wrapping.
(b) Being late.
(c) Eating too much chocolate.
(d) Misspelling.

Short Answer Questions

1. In a letter to the Fitzgeralds, Flannery writes that "Around here it is not a matter of finding the truth but __________________________.

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

3. Flannery has fears that her books _______________________.

4. What medical procedure does Flannery have coming up?

5. Flannery's knowledge of theology is rather extensive within the scope of the ___________ religion.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Flannery say she reacted when seeing the scope of the changes on her manuscript?

2. What is known about the last letter Flannery ever wrote?

3. What fear about her book does Flannery share in a letter in this section?

4. How does Flannery integrate formal and regional writing in her letters?

5. What is unusual about Flannery's friend, Louise's, visit to a doctor for the flu?

6. What is known about Flannery's romantic or personal life as revealed through her letters?

7. What does Flannery write regarding faith and skepticism to Alfred Corn?

8. Explain Sally Fitzgerald's suggestion of why Flannery is working so diligently at this point in her life?

9. What information does Flannery share about the god, Thor, in one of her letters to John Hawkes?

10. How does Flannery describe a teaching assignment to Cecil?

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