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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who builds Sutpen's house?
(a) The local construction company.
(b) A group of soldiers.
(c) Sutpen and his slaves.
(d) Jefferson laborers.

2. What is Thomas Sutpen's rank in the army?
(a) Colonel.
(b) Private.
(c) Lieutenant.
(d) General.

3. What type of currency does Sutpen use to purchase his land?
(a) Italian lira.
(b) US dollars.
(c) Spanish gold coins.
(d) French francs.

4. What is Henry's rank in the army?
(a) Colonel.
(b) General.
(c) Private.
(d) Lieutenant.

5. Where is Ellen Sutpen at the time of Rosa's story?
(a) In New Orleans.
(b) At home.
(c) She is dead.
(d) In Connecticut.

6. What does Mr. Coldfield do during the war?
(a) Startes a store in Jefferson.
(b) Fights for the South.
(c) Moves to New Orleans.
(d) Locks himself in his attic.

7. Why is Quentin Compson going to leave Jefferson in the fall?
(a) To enlist in the Civil War.
(b) To attend Harvard.
(c) To get married.
(d) To move to New Orleans.

8. Which of the following is the name of one of Sutpen's non-slave employees?
(a) Charles Bon.
(b) Charles Akers.
(c) Mr. Coldfield.
(d) Wash Jones.

9. In Chapter 2, which characters are talking about the story of Thomas Sutpen?
(a) Jason Compson and Quentin Compson.
(b) Rosa Coldfield and Quentin Compson.
(c) General Compson and Quentin Compson.
(d) Rosa Coldfield and Jason Compson.

10. Who does Rosa marry?
(a) Thomas Sutpen.
(b) Henry Sutpen.
(c) Mr. Compson.
(d) No one.

11. Who currently has possession of the letter presented in Chapter 4?
(a) Henry Sutpen.
(b) Judith Sutpen.
(c) Jason Compson.
(d) Rosa Coldfield.

12. Where is the visitor who Henry brings home for Christmas from?
(a) Greenfield.
(b) Jackson.
(c) New Orleans.
(d) Oxford.

13. What is the setting of Chapter 4?
(a) At Sutpen's Hundred in 1865.
(b) At Sutpen's Hundred in 1909.
(c) In Rosa Coldfield's office.
(d) On the Compsons' porch.

14. Why does Sutpen get arrested?
(a) He does not pay his taxes.
(b) He kills a man.
(c) He cheats Ikkemotubbe out of his land.
(d) The town believes he stole his home furnishings.

15. Where does Henry Sutpen attend college?
(a) University of Mississippi.
(b) University of New Orleans.
(c) University of South Carolina.
(d) State University at Oxford.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which three characters have speaking roles in Chapter 1?

2. After Sutpen's house is built but still unfurnished, what does Sutpen invite Jeffersonians out to Sutpen's Hundred to do?

3. What are the names of Sutpen's two daughters?

4. What is the relationship between Quentin Compson and Rosa Coldfield?

5. Who lends Sutpen cotton seeds for his plantation?

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