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  • 1. 

    "Remain true to yourself, but move ever upward toward greater consciousness and greater love! At the summit you will find yourselves united with all those who, from every direction, have made the same ascent. For everything that rises must converge." Pierre Telhard de Chardin      What does this mean in the context of the story? 

  • 2. 

    What clues do we get about the fate of Julian's mother? Do you ever get the feeling that her blood pressure is a real problem before the incident with Carver's mother?

  • 3. 

    What clues do we get about the fate of Julian's mother? Do you ever get the feeling that her blood pressure is a real problem before the incident with Carver's mother?

  • 4. 

    Why do you think Carver's mother doesn't want him to play with Julian's mother? What comment is O'Connor making (if any) about integration?

  • 5. 

    After making such a big deal about Julian's mother's new ugly hat, why do you think she isn't bothered when she sees Carver's mother with the same hat? What does this say about her character? Does her reaction go against the idea that she is racist? Why or why not?

  • 6. 

    Where was Flannery O'Connor born?

    • A.

      Alabama

    • B.

      Georgia

    • C.

      Louisiana

    Correct Answer
    B. Georgia
    Explanation
    Flannery O'Connor was born in Georgia.

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  • 7. 

    What disease killed Flannery O'Connor at the age of 39?

    • A.

      Lupus

    • B.

      Cancer

    • C.

      Heart disease

    Correct Answer
    A. Lupus
    Explanation
    Flannery O'Connor died at the age of 39 due to lupus. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, and brain. It occurs when the immune system attacks its own tissues and organs, leading to inflammation and damage. In O'Connor's case, lupus likely caused complications that ultimately resulted in her death.

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  • 8. 

    What award did O'Connor recieve in 1971?

    • A.

      National Book Award

    • B.

      Outstanding Women Writer

    • C.

      Short Story Award

    Correct Answer
    A. National Book Award
    Explanation
    In 1971, O'Connor received the National Book Award. This award is given annually to recognize outstanding literary work by American authors. O'Connor's achievement in receiving this prestigious award highlights her talent and contribution to the field of literature.

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  • 9. 

    What disease did O'Connor's father die from?

    • A.

      Cancer

    • B.

      Heart disease

    • C.

      Lupus

    Correct Answer
    C. Lupus
    Explanation
    O'Connor's father died from lupus, which is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. This condition can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, and brain. Lupus can have a range of symptoms and can be life-threatening in severe cases.

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  • 10. 

    How old was O'Connor's mother when she past away?

    • A.

      87

    • B.

      78

    • C.

      99

    Correct Answer
    C. 99
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 99. This implies that O'Connor's mother was 99 years old when she passed away.

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  • 11. 

    Where was Flannery O'Connor born?

    • A.

      Alabama

    • B.

      Georgia

    • C.

      Louisiana

    Correct Answer
    B. Georgia
    Explanation
    Flannery O'Connor was born in Georgia.

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  • 12. 

    How many children O'Connor have?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. None
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the number of children O'Connor has. The answer "none" indicates that O'Connor does not have any children.

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  • 13. 

    What religion was Flannery O'Connor?

    • A.

      Jewish

    • B.

      Protestant

    • C.

      Catholic

    Correct Answer
    C. Catholic
    Explanation
    Flannery O'Connor was a Catholic. This can be inferred from her writings, as Catholic themes and symbolism are prevalent in her works. Additionally, O'Connor was known to be a devout Catholic and attended Mass regularly. Her faith greatly influenced her writing, as she explored themes of sin, redemption, and the presence of God in a fallen world. O'Connor's Catholic background and beliefs are integral to understanding her literary contributions.

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  • 14. 

    What disease killed Flannery O'Connor at the age of 39?

    • A.

      Lupus

    • B.

      Cancer

    • C.

      Heart disease

    Correct Answer
    A. Lupus
    Explanation
    Flannery O'Connor died at the age of 39 due to lupus. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack healthy tissues and organs. It can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, and lungs. In O'Connor's case, lupus likely caused complications that led to her premature death.

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  • 15. 

        What item of clothing becomes a symbol?

    • A.

      A shoe

    • B.

      A feather

    • C.

      A hat

    • D.

      Suspenders

    Correct Answer
    C. A hat
    Explanation
    A hat becomes a symbol because it is often used to represent a certain group or culture. It can also be a symbol of status or authority, depending on the style and design. Additionally, hats have been used throughout history to convey specific messages or meanings, making them a powerful symbol in various contexts.

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  • 16. 

    Who wears the same hat as Julian's mother?

    • A.

      Julian

    • B.

      The women with the protruding teeth

    • C.

      Carver's mother

    • D.

      Just her-it's an original

    Correct Answer
    C. Carver's mother
    Explanation
    Carver's mother wears the same hat as Julian's mother.

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  • 17. 

    Julian and his mother take what form of transportation

    • A.

      Bus

    • B.

      Train

    • C.

      Boat

    • D.

      Bicycle

    Correct Answer
    A. Bus
    Explanation
    Julian and his mother take the bus as their form of transportation.

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  • 18. 

      What amount of money does Julian's mother give Carver?

    • A.

      A dollar

    • B.

      A nickle

    • C.

      A blank check

    • D.

      A penny

    Correct Answer
    D. A penny
    Explanation
    Julian's mother gives Carver a penny.

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  • 19. 

    Who is the first black passenger to get on the bus?

    • A.

      Carver

    • B.

      The well dressed black man

    • C.

      Carver's mother

    • D.

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Correct Answer
    B. The well dressed black man
    Explanation
    The well dressed black man is the correct answer because he is described as the first black passenger to get on the bus. This implies that there were other black passengers who boarded the bus after him.

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  • 20. 

    What does Julian ask the well-dressed black man for?

    • A.

      A sandwich

    • B.

      Directions

    • C.

      A Band-Aid

    • D.

      Matches

    Correct Answer
    D. Matches
    Explanation
    Julian asks the well-dressed black man for matches.

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  • 21. 

    Why does Julian's mother have to lose twenty pounds?

    • A.

      Because she's vain

    • B.

      High blood pressure

    • C.

      Diabetes

    • D.

      High cholestrol

    Correct Answer
    B. High blood pressure
  • 22. 

    What does Carver's mother hit Julian's mother with? 

    • A.

      A broom

    • B.

      Her hat

    • C.

      Her foot

    • D.

      Her pocketbook

    Correct Answer
    D. Her pocketbook
    Explanation
    Carver's mother hits Julian's mother with her pocketbook.

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  • 23. 

    What kind of salesman is Julian?

    • A.

      Bible

    • B.

      Used Car

    • C.

      Typewriter

    • D.

      Comic book

    Correct Answer
    C. Typewriter
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the type of salesman Julian is. Out of the given options, "Typewriter" is the only one that relates to a type of salesman. This suggests that Julian is a salesman who sells typewriters.

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  • 24. 

    What did Julian's great grandfather used to own?

    • A.

      Slaves

    • B.

      Gators

    • C.

      The state of Georgia

    • D.

      A factory

    Correct Answer
    A. Slaves
    Explanation
    Julian's great grandfather used to own slaves.

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  • 25. 

    What city wasn't "built in a day"?

    • A.

      Athens

    • B.

      Rome

    • C.

      Atlanta

    • D.

      San Francisco

    Correct Answer
    B. Rome
    Explanation
    The phrase "Rome wasn't built in a day" is a common expression used to emphasize that achieving something great takes time and effort. It means that Rome, the capital city of Italy, took a long time to be constructed and developed into the magnificent city it is today. Therefore, the correct answer is Rome.

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  • 26. 

    What item can Julian no longer afford to buy?

    • A.

      Ties

    • B.

      Records

    • C.

      Movie tickets

    • D.

      Cigarettes

    Correct Answer
    D. Cigarettes
    Explanation
    Julian can no longer afford to buy cigarettes.

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  • 27. 

    What does Julian do when his mother collapses for the second time?

    • A.

      He faints

    • B.

      He calls 911

    • C.

      He goes home

    • D.

      He runs for help

    Correct Answer
    D. He runs for help
    Explanation
    When Julian's mother collapses for the second time, he chooses to run for help. This suggests that Julian is proactive and takes immediate action in times of emergency. Running for help indicates that he understands the gravity of the situation and is willing to seek assistance from others to ensure his mother's well-being.

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  • 28. 

    Who said, "True culture is in the mind, the mind."

    • A.

      Julians mother

    • B.

      Carver

    • C.

      Julian

    • D.

      St. Sebastian

    Correct Answer
    C. Julian
    Explanation
    Julian is the correct answer because he is the one who said, "True culture is in the mind, the mind." The other options given (Julian's mother, Carver, and St. Sebastian) are not mentioned as the speakers of this quote.

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  • 29. 

    Who said, "He don't take nobody's pennies!"

    • A.

      Julian

    • B.

      The well-dressed black man

    • C.

      Carver's mom

    • D.

      Carver

    Correct Answer
    C. Carver's mom
    Explanation
    Carver's mom is the correct answer because she is the one who said, "He don't take nobody's pennies." This statement implies that Carver does not accept or take anyone's pennies.

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  • 30. 

    Who said, "I come on one the other day and they were thick as fleas—up front and all through."

    • A.

      The woman with protruding teeth

    • B.

      Carver's mother

    • C.

      The women with the red-and-white canvas shoes

    • D.

      The vet

    Correct Answer
    C. The women with the red-and-white canvas shoes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the women with the red-and-white canvas shoes. This can be inferred from the statement "I come on one the other day and they were thick as fleas—up front and all through." The phrase "thick as fleas" suggests that there were a lot of women with red-and-white canvas shoes present.

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  • 31. 

    Who said, "Quit yo' foolishness … before I knock the living Jesus out of you!"

    • A.

      Carver's mother

    • B.

      Caroline

    • C.

      The woman with protruding teeth

    • D.

      The bus driver

    Correct Answer
    A. Carver's mother
    Explanation
    Carver's mother is the correct answer because she is the one who threatened to knock the living Jesus out of someone. This statement implies that she is angry and willing to use physical force to stop the foolishness.

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