Everything That Rises Must Converge

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Everything That Rises Must Converge Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is used to test your knowledge of Flannery O'Connor the writer and of her short story, "Everything That Rises Must Converge". Please refer back to the test if need be and answer each question completely (no one sentence answers for the essays)! Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 7. 
    What disease killed Flannery O'Connor at the age of 39?
    • A. 

      Lupus

    • B. 

      Cancer

    • C. 

      Heart disease

  • 8. 
    What award did O'Connor recieve in 1971?
    • A. 

      National Book Award

    • B. 

      Outstanding Women Writer

    • C. 

      Short Story Award

  • 9. 
    What disease did O'Connor's father die from?
    • A. 

      Cancer

    • B. 

      Heart disease

    • C. 

      Lupus

  • 10. 
    How old was O'Connor's mother when she past away?
    • A. 

      87

    • B. 

      78

    • C. 

      99

  • 11. 
    Where was Flannery O'Connor born?
    • A. 

      Alabama

    • B. 

      Georgia

    • C. 

      Louisiana

  • 12. 
    How many children O'Connor have?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      None

  • 13. 
    What religion was Flannery O'Connor?
    • A. 

      Jewish

    • B. 

      Protestant

    • C. 

      Catholic

  • 14. 
    What disease killed Flannery O'Connor at the age of 39?
    • A. 

      Lupus

    • B. 

      Cancer

    • C. 

      Heart disease

  • 15. 
        What item of clothing becomes a symbol?
    • A. 

      A shoe

    • B. 

      A feather

    • C. 

      A hat

    • D. 

      Suspenders

  • 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

  • 17. 
    Julian and his mother take what form of transportation
    • A. 

      Bus

    • B. 

      Train

    • C. 

      Boat

    • D. 

      Bicycle

  • 18. 
      What amount of money does Julian's mother give Carver?
    • A. 

      A dollar

    • B. 

      A nickle

    • C. 

      A blank check

    • D. 

      A penny

  • 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.

  • 20. 
    What does Julian ask the well-dressed black man for?
    • A. 

      A sandwich

    • B. 

      Directions

    • C. 

      A Band-Aid

    • D. 

      Matches

  • 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

  • 22. 
    What does Carver's mother hit Julian's mother with? 
    • A. 

      A broom

    • B. 

      Her hat

    • C. 

      Her foot

    • D. 

      Her pocketbook

  • 23. 
    What kind of salesman is Julian?
    • A. 

      Bible

    • B. 

      Used Car

    • C. 

      Typewriter

    • D. 

      Comic book

  • 24. 
    What did Julian's great grandfather used to own?
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Gators

    • C. 

      The state of Georgia

    • D. 

      A factory

  • 25. 
    What city wasn't "built in a day"?
    • A. 

      Athens

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      Atlanta

    • D. 

      San Francisco

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