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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Jason Compson believe Henry found to be objectionable about Charles' past?
(a) The fact that Charles had written letters to Judith.
(b) The fact that Charles lived in New Orleans.
(c) The fact that Charles was not of a known family.
(d) The fact that Charles married his mistress.

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

3. Where is Charles Bon buried?
(a) On the battlefield.
(b) Next to his wife.
(c) In the Sutpen family plot.
(d) In New Orleans.

4. What does Judith Sutpen witness as a child that her mother did not want her to see?
(a) A horse being killed.
(b) A Civil War battle.
(c) Her father fighting with his slaves.
(d) A hanging.

5. In what year does the novel begin?
(a) 1900.
(b) 1875.
(c) 1833.
(d) 1909.

6. How is Charles Bon killed?
(a) He is hung.
(b) He is drowned.
(c) He is poisoned.
(d) He is shot.

7. How old is Rosa when Ellen dies?
(a) Twenty-five.
(b) Ten.
(c) Forty.
(d) Seventeen.

8. In Chapter 4, the reason why Henry rejects his family and his birthright is revealed. What is that reason?
(a) Henry discovered that Sutpen had other children.
(b) Judith wanted to marry Bon.
(c) Thomas Sutpen forbade the marriage between Bon and Judith.
(d) Henry discovered that Sutpen had stolen the money he used to build Sutpen's Hundred.

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

10. Who lends Sutpen cotton seeds for his plantation?
(a) Mr. Coldfield.
(b) Jefferson's hospitality committee.
(c) General Compson.
(d) Mr. Akers.

11. What is the name of the woman who tells Quentin the story of Thomas Sutpen?
(a) Ellen Sutpen.
(b) Ellen Coldfield.
(c) Rosa Coldfield.
(d) Judith Sutpen.

12. 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) Mrs. Compson, Quentin's grandmother.
(c) Jason Compson.
(d) Rosa Coldfield.

13. Who notifies Rosa Coldfield of Charles' death?
(a) Wash Jones.
(b) Mrs. Compson.
(c) Judith Sutpen
(d) Henry Sutpen.

14. What happens when Stupen and his bride emerge from the church after their wedding service?
(a) They are presented with gifts from the townspeople.
(b) They find that their carriage has been stolen.
(c) Angry townspeople throw dirt and rotten vegetables at them.
(d) Sutpen is arrested.

15. What is the relationship between Rosa Coldfield and Judith Sutpen?
(a) Judith is Rosa's niece.
(b) Judith is Rosa's step-sister.
(c) Judith is Rosa's cousin.
(d) Judith is Rosa's best friend.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who posts bond so Sutpen can be released from jail?

2. Where is the visitor who Henry brings home for Christmas from?

3. Who does Rosa marry?

4. In Chapter 2, which characters are talking about the story of Thomas Sutpen?

5. In what year does Thomas Sutpen arrive in Jefferson?

(see the answer keys)

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