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Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor

QUESTION 5

Julian is disgusted at his mother's racism and elitism, while the reader can observe that Julian:

A.

has zero racism and gets along with blacks quite well.

B.

shows his own elitism by wanting to meet only educated professional blacks.

C.

is an open-minded professional writer, who knows he will go far in life.

10 points

QUESTION 6

The crisis in the story occurs when:

A.

The black woman turns and wallops Julian's mother.

B.

When the two women realize they are wearing the same hat.

C.

When the little black boy walks over to Julian's mother.

10 points

QUESTION 7

An important detail foreshadowing the ending in the story is:

A.

that Julian's mother enjoys the reducing class at the Y and goes regularly

B.

that Julian's mother has high blood pressure and should go to the Y for her health

C.

that he takes his mother every Wednesday night


QUESTION 4

The two identical hats are images that also can be interpreted as:

A.

The hats were in bad taste.

B.

The two women hate each other for being seen in public in the same hat.

C.

Both a black and a white woman are now equals in the new South.

QUESTION 1

Much of the story takes place in:

A.

Julian's mind

B.

home in front of a mirror

C.

the reducing class at the Y




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