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When was James Leslie Mitchell born?
Kinraddie is a fictionalised version of which place?
What was Mitchell's attitude to farming and study?
He loved both farm work and study
He disliked farm work but enjoyed books
He liked farm work but disliked school
How did Mitchell find his time in the army?
An exhilarating and educational experience
An unpleasant experience
A boring experience
What were Mitchell's political belilefs?
What was Mitchell's attitude to religion?
He respected the church and its teachings
He admired some ministers of religion
He disliked all formal religious worship
What was Mitchell's attitude to women?
He believed their duty was to obey their husbands
He believed in equal rights for women
He did not believe women were the intellectual equals of men
What was the 'Golden Age' that Mitchell referred to in his work?
The materialistic 1920s
A time of innocence before the corrupting influence of civilisation
A fiction created by poets long ago
Where is the second book in the Scots Quair trilogy, Cloud Howe, set?
In a large industrial city
In the country
In a small town
Which is the most popular book in the Scots Quair trilogy?
What does word 'kailyard', as referred to in 'Kailyard School' of writers, mean?
What elements do the novels of the 'Kailyard School' contain?
Child-like characters and happy endings
Depressing plots and many deaths
Very realistic events and believable characters
Which of the following elements occur in The House with the Green Shutters?
Pleasant characters who are unlucky in life
Malicious gossips and several tragic deaths
Unpleasant characters who are highly comic
What do Sunset Song and The House with the Green Shutters have in common?
A main character who is a strong woman
A main character who is very appealing to the reader
Flawed relationships within the family
What does Mitchell achieve with Sunset Song?
A similar number of harrowing events to The House with the Green Shutters
A realistic balance of harrowing and cheerful events
A largely cheerful novel with just a few sad moments