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Southern Literature Classics 2
"A second quiz on poetry and prose by great Southern authors."
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In Flannery O'Connor's short story, "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," what does the vagabond Mr. Shiftlet do to his new bride, Lucynell, on their wedding night?
He teaches her to say "daddy" before he consummates the marriage.
He drives her to Mobile and listens to her sob all night.
He drops her in the middle of the road when he stops to pick up a hitchhiker.
He leaves her sleeping at a lunch counter in Alabama.
Which of William Faulkner's novels, centering on the rape of Temple Drake, features a character named Popeye?
"Go Down, Moses"
Peter Taylor's short stories draw heavily from his life experiences, although few as much as his story based on his trip with Robert Lowell to New York while they were students at Kenyon College to meet two women they hoped to romance. Which of the following stories closely follows the real story of the young men's ill-fated sojourn?
"Je Suis Perdu"
"The Gift of the Prodigal"
"A Long Fourth"
Match the name of this Robert Penn Warren poem, written in 1975, to this stanza:
"Look! Look! He is climbing the last light
Who knows neither Time nor error, and under
Whose eye, unforgiving, the world, unforgiven, swings
"Ode to the Confederate Dead"
"Old Photograph of the Future"
"Heart of Autumn"
William Styron's controversial novel, "The Confessions of Nat Turner," is a fictional first-person account by Turner of a slave rebellion in 1830 that killed almost 70 people and resulted in Turner's execution. True or false: Nat Turner describes sexual feelings for a white woman in the novel.
In Tennessee Williams' play of the same name, what is the glass menagerie?
a unique placesetting used by Jim
another name for Amanda's fragile psyche
a museum exhibit visited by Laura and Jim
a collection of figurines kept by Laura
Complete the opening line from Ferrol Sams' novel, "Run With the Horsemen": "In the beginning was...."
The central character in Eudora Welty's Pulitzer-winning novel, "The Optimist's Daughter," returns from Chicago to the South to be with her family in her father's dying days. What is her name, which she shares with a town in Mississippi?
In William Faulkner's novel, "As I Lay Dying," what character's name titles a chapter that has a single line: "My mother is a fish"?
Who was called the Poet Laureate of the Confederacy?
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
John Crowe Ransom
At what college is Pat Conroy's novel, "The Lords of Discipline," set?
U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
Virginia Military Institute
Carolina Military College
In Margaret Mitchell's novel, "Gone With the Wind," how many different men does Scarlett O'Hara marry?
Lee Smith's novel, "Oral History," uses multiple narrators and dialect in a way mirroring Faulkner's narrative style in "The Sound and the Fury." Following this analogy, who is "Oral History's" Caddie Compson, the woman at the center of the novel that all the narrators speak about but the reader never hears from directly?
In Zora Neale Hurston's novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God," which of Janie's husbands does the novel describe by saying, "He looked like the love thoughts of women. He could be the bee in her blossom, a pear tree blossom of spring. He seemed to be crushing scent out of the world with his footsteps. He was a glance from God."
What is the name of James Agee and Walker Evans' famous collaboration, a four-week long study of a Depression-era sharecropping family in the Deep South, that began as a Fortune magazine assignment and became a book-length narrative that continues to be one of the most important historical resources about the life and times of tenant farmers in the early 20th century?
A Death in the Family
The Good Earth
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Lanterns on the Levee
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