English 102 - Critical Thinking/Lit » Summer 2021 » Quiz on Happy Endings, Where are you going where have you been, A good man is hard to find

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Question #1
In "Happy Endings," In each plot sequence of John and Mary, what is one ending that is consistently repeated?
A.   They get divorced
B.   They die
C.   They cheat on each other
Question #2
In "Happy Endings," Atwood’s commentary at the end is that plots simply list one even after another. What does she say are two important questions we should ask about plot, which she ends her story with?
A.   What and When
B.   How and Why
C.   Who and Where
Question #3
Before "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" begins, Oates dedicates it to someone. Who?
A.   John Steinbeck
B.   Elvis Presley
C.   Bob Dylan
Question #4
In "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" what are the first words Arnold Friend says to Connie?
A.   “Gonna get you, baby.”
B.   “You’re my sweet little blue-eyed girl.”
C.   “I ain’t late, am I?”
Question #5
In "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" why does Connie resent her sister?
A.   Because June is constantly praised by their mother
B.   Because June has a boyfriend
C.   Because June is more popular than her
Question #6
In "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" what are the last words Arnold Friend says to Connie?
A.   “Open the door or I will kill you!”
B.   “My sweet little blue-eyed girl.”
C.   “Get up, honey, and come to me.”
Question #7
In "A Good Man is Hard to Find," what is the dispute that is happening when this story begins?
A.   Bailey doesn’t want his mother to live with him anymore
B.   The grandmother is trying to convince Bailey to go to Tennessee instead of Florida
C.   The grandmother is complaining that her grandchildren are being disrespectful and lack manners
Question #8
In "A Good Man is Hard to Find," what happens on the family’s road trip?
A.   There is a major earthquake
B.   They get into an accident
C.   Their car breaks down and they have to find lodgings elsewhere
Question #9
In "A Good Man is Hard to Find," what do the Misfit and the Grandmother discuss in their interaction?
A.   Jesus
B.   Love
C.   Crime and punishment
Question #10
What does the Grandmother do that leads to the Misfit shooting her three times in the chest?
A.   She tries to kiss him
B.   She touches him on the shoulder
C.   She tells him he can’t be saved

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