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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which three characters have speaking roles in Chapter 1?
(a) Ellen Sutpen, Rosa Coldfield, and Quentin Compson.
(b) Rosa Coldfield, Quentin Compson, and Mr. Compson.
(c) Quentin Compson, Mr. Compson, and Ellen Coldfield.
(d) Thompas Sutpen, Quentin Compson, and Ellen Coldfield.

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

4. What is Rosa Coldfield's father's occupation?
(a) He is a preacher.
(b) He is a tailor.
(c) He is a farmer.
(d) He is a merchant.

5. What do Ellen and Judith do in Jefferson for entertainment?
(a) They go dancing.
(b) They go to Holston House.
(c) They goshopping and call on the ladies of the town.
(d) They go to the theater.

6. To whom is Judith engaged?
(a) The Methodist minister.
(b) Thomas Compson.
(c) Charles Bon.
(d) Charles Akers.

7. In what year does Stupen's marriage take place?
(a) 1833.
(b) 1909.
(c) 1865.
(d) 1838.

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

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

10. 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) Sutpen is arrested.
(d) Angry townspeople throw dirt and rotten vegetables at them.

11. Why does Rosa move to Sutpen's estate?
(a) She loses her house.
(b) Sutpen invites her.
(c) She needs someone to take care of her.
(d) To fulfill her sister's dying wish of protecting her children by going to live with Judith.

12. To whom does Sutpen become engaged shortly after he is arrested?
(a) One of his slaves.
(b) Ellen Coldfield.
(c) Rosa Coldfield.
(d) Mr. Akers' daughter.

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

14. Who does Thomas Sutpen marry?
(a) Ellen Compson.
(b) Rosa Coldfield.
(c) Judith Sutpen.
(d) Ellen Coldfield.

15. Who helps Thomas Sutpen when he comes to Jefferson in 1833?
(a) Quentin's grandfather.
(b) Ellen Coldfield.
(c) The town preacher.
(d) Quentin's father.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who kills Charles Bon?

2. What does Mr. Coldfield do with his store when the war breaks out?

3. Who does Rosa marry?

4. Why is Quentin Compson going to leave Jefferson in the fall?

5. From whom does Sutpen purchase his land?

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