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Walker Percy: Quiz


Question 1: He married Mary Bernice Townsend, a medical technician, on November 7, 1946, and they raised their two daughters in ________.
Bossier City, LouisianaMetairie, LouisianaSlidell, LouisianaCovington, Louisiana

Question 2: ________: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What One Has to Do with the Other.
Brave New WorldScienceThe Message in the BottlePsychology

Question 3: Percy joined Foote at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then trained as a medical doctor at ________ in New York City, receiving his medical degree in 1941.
New York UniversityRutgers UniversityCornell UniversityColumbia University

Question 4: The National Endowment for the Humanities chose him as the winner for the 1989 ________ in the Humanities, for which he read "The Fateful Rift: The San Andreas Fault in the Modern Mind."[5]
Leon KassJefferson LectureJames M. McPhersonJohn Hope Franklin

Question 5: After Percy's father's suicide in 1929 the Percy family moved to ________.
Columbus, GeorgiaAtlantaSavannah, GeorgiaAthens, Georgia

Question 6: Percy was instrumental in getting John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ________ published in 1980, over a decade after Toole's suicide.
David Gordon GreenNew OrleansRabbit Is RichA Confederacy of Dunces

Question 7: "Uncle Will" introduced Percy to many writers and poets and to a neighboring boy his own age – ________, who became Percy's life-long best friend.
Philip SheridanShelby FooteUlysses S. GrantAmerican Civil War

Question 8: [2] Walker and his two younger brothers, Phin and Roy, then moved to ________, where his bachelor uncle William Alexander Percy, a lawyer, poet, and autobiographer, became their guardian and adopted them.
Meridian, MississippiGreenwood, MississippiClarksdale, MississippiGreenville, Mississippi

Question 9: Walker Percy (May 28, 1916 – May 10, 1990) was an American Southern author whose interests included ________ and semiotics.
PhilosophyPolitical philosophyDavid HumeAristotle

Question 10: Percy was born in ________, into a distinguished Mississippi Protestant family whose past luminaries had included a U.S.
Birmingham, AlabamaLeeds, AlabamaHoover, AlabamaVestavia Hills, Alabama


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