Flannery O'connor's "Good Country People"

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After reading Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People", answer the following 6 questions about key characters and plot.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Whom does Mrs. Hopewell refer to as "good country people"?
    • A. 

      Mrs. Freeman

    • B. 

      Joy

    • C. 

      Manley Pointer

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 2. 
    What did Joy do as soon as she was twenty-one and away from home?
    • A. 

      Get married

    • B. 

      Get a job

    • C. 

      Change her name

    • D. 

      Change her religion

  • 3. 
    Joy believes in God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Why does Mrs. Hopewell invite Manley Pointer to dinner?
    • A. 

      He has a heart condition.

    • B. 

      He is a Christian.

    • C. 

      He knows a friend of hers.

    • D. 

      He is a country boy.

  • 5. 
    What does Joy's leg represent? In your response, explain your rationale. Answer in complete sentences and limit your answer to no more than 5 sentences.
  • 6. 
    How might this story be different if it were set in a modern-day city instead of on a country farm in the 1940s?  In your response, explain your rationale.  Answer in complete sentences.  There is no limit to the length of your response.
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