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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through In Defense of Creative-Writing Classes.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who says "...the more I practice, the luckier I get."?
(a) Salvador Dali.
(b) Lou McGarrity.
(c) Jack Nicklaus.
(d) Johnny Carson.

2. People who hated the town left long ago and are wealthy in ____ in one assumption.
(a) Greece.
(b) Thailand.
(c) South Africa.
(d) England.

3. Hugo feels that there is a tendency for literary professors to establish and maintain _____ over their students.
(a) Absolutely no control.
(b) Emotional advantages.
(c) Economic advantages.
(d) Strict control.

4. Hugo vaguely recalls a class in 1948 when Roehtke defended _____ as important to creativity.
(a) Starvation.
(b) Madness.
(c) Devotion.
(d) Piety.

5. Hugo states that when he was in graduate school, a published scholar who wrote clearly was referred to as a _____.
(a) Popularizer.
(b) Philistine.
(c) Communist.
(d) Fascist.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word does Hugo say should only be used as a transitive verb for at least fifteen years?

2. Hugo feels that the English language is deficient in _____.

3. What animal roams the streets in one assumption?

4. The surrounding country in one assumption is _____.

5. One assumption says that the churches are always _____.

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