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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What causes Henry and Charles Bon to abruptly leave Sutpen's estate one Christmas day?
(a) Judith calls off the marriage.
(b) Charles Bon has a fight with Sutpen.
(c) Henry has a fight with his father.
(d) Ellen hasa fight with Thomas.

2. Where does Thomas Sutpen get the money to build his estate?
(a) He is a horse trader.
(b) He had been a banker.
(c) A family inheritance.
(d) No one knows.

3. Who posts bond so Sutpen can be released from jail?
(a) Mr. Akers
(b) Mr. Coldfield and General Compson.
(c) One of Sutpen's slaves.
(d) The Methodist minister.

4. What does Charles Bon study at school?
(a) Philosophy.
(b) Medicine.
(c) Literature.
(d) Law.

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

6. Where does Supten live for the first few months of his residence in Jefferson?
(a) In a tent on the outskirts of town.
(b) Sutpen's Hundred.
(c) Mr. Coldfield's store.
(d) Holston House, the town inn.

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

8. In Chapter 3, who is the primary narrator of the Thomas Sutpen story?
(a) Quentin Compson.
(b) Rosa Coldfield.
(c) Thomas Sutpen.
(d) Jason Compson.

9. Upon hearing that Judith is engaged, what does Rosa offer to teach Judith?
(a) How to keep a ledger.
(b) How to read.
(c) How to keep house and manage other domestic matters.
(d) How to make a wedding dress.

10. Who first discovers the truth about Charles Bon's past?
(a) Judith Sutpen.
(b) Rosa Coldfield.
(c) Thomas Sutpen.
(d) Henry Sutpen.

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

12. What does Mr. Coldfield do with his store when the war breaks out?
(a) Locks it up.
(b) Turns it into a church.
(c) Burns it.
(d) Sells it.

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

14. To whom does the recipient of the letter presented in Chapter 4 give the letter to decades ago?
(a) General Compson, Quentin's grandfather.
(b) Jason Compson.
(c) Rosa Coldfield.
(d) Mrs. Compson, Quentin's grandmother.

15. In what state is Jefferson located?
(a) Massachusetts.
(b) New Orleans.
(c) Mississippi.
(d) South Carolina.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Henry bring home from college for Christmas one year?

2. After what major event does Rosa Coldfield move to Sutpen's estate?

3. What happens when Stupen and his bride emerge from the church after their wedding service?

4. To whom is Judith engaged?

5. How does Rosa acquire what she needs to make Judith's wedding gift?

(see the answer keys)

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