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1

According to Freud, conscience is a result of what?

Social conditioning

2

What is the book and and author of the book, that has has the most significant lasting effects on the modern debasement of man?

"Origin of species" by Charles Darwin

3

The modern debasement of man has resulted in what beliefs of man?

That man has no responsibility to a power higher than himself and the denial of life after death

4

The two contrasting and erroneous views of man that have affected American thought since world war 1 are what?

That man is merely a animal, and that man is his own god

5

What is the substitute religion that defies man, rejects God, and advocates a one-world system?

Humanism

6

What religion attempts to reconcile two entities: traditional Christianity and modern world view?

Liberalism

7

Literature of the 1930's like John Steinbeck's "the grapes of wraith" emphasizes what kind of issues?

Social issues

8

Who was actively writing by age 14 and had stories that often featured surprise endings?

Shirley Jackson

9

The primary conflict in the story "Charles" is between what?

Laurie and authority

10

What kind of conflict is the main conflict in the story "Charles"?

Man vs. higher power/society

11

What is the tone of the story "Charles"?

Mixed or neutral

12

What year did the story "Charles" first appear?

1948

13

What is the central idea of the story "The Dangerous Game"?

The antagonism between the old and new morality

14

What type of conflict is in "The Most Dangerous Game"?

Man vs. man

15

What is the tone of "the most dangerous game"?

Sympathetic

16

Who did not graduate from college but became a newspaper reporter and then a free lance writer; his main characters are often baffled by life?

James Thurber

17

What type of conflict is the main conflict of "the CatbirdSeat"?

Man vs man

18

What is the tone of " The CatbirdSeat"?

Sympathetic

19

In the story "the catbird seat" the conflicts present were between what two people?

Mr. Martin and Mrs. Barrows

20

Who was appointed poet laureate of his native state by its governor and had a long teaching career?

Archibald Rutledge

21

What type of conflict is the main conflict of the story "the tomb of raven McCloud"?

Man vs. man

22

What is the tone of the story "the tomb of raven McCloud"?

Sympathetic

23

What is the significance of the name Isaac?

A biblical name that associated with God's providential care

24

What is the significance of the name dandy?

It's a nickname that is associated with artificiality

25

What are the significant elements in the story " the tomb of raven McCloud"?

Has a mysterious yet tranquil atmosphere, self-destructiveness of evil, and tradition verses modern superficiality

26

Who's short stories have regularly appeared in national magazines?

Eudora Welty

27

This women won the Pulitzer Prize for a novel and won many other awards. However, she chose not to move from her home region, what is her name?

Eudora Welty

28

Who's works were mostly based on her home region and emphasized local tradition and culture?

Eudora Welty

29

Who works present a range of both admirable and un-admirable characters?

Eudora Welty

30

Most of Eudora Welty's fiction is set where?

Mississippi Delta Country