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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Rosa engaged to at one point in her life?
(a) Henry Sutpen.
(b) Mr. Compson.
(c) Thomas Sutpen.
(d) Quentin Compson.

2. Where is Sutpen's architect from?
(a) Jefferson.
(b) New Orleans.
(c) Martinique.
(d) Spain.

3. Where do Sutpen's slaves go when the war began?
(a) They leave Sutpen's Hundred to follow the Yankee army.
(b) They go to Martinique.
(c) They go to New Orleans.
(d) They hide in the woods near Sutpen's Hundred.

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

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

6. What are the names of Sutpen's two daughters?
(a) Judith and Cassandra.
(b) Judith and Rosa.
(c) Judith and Clytie.
(d) Judith and Ellen.

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

8. Who does Henry bring home from college for Christmas one year?
(a) Charles Akers.
(b) Charles Bon.
(c) Quentin Compson.
(d) His English professor.

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

10. 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) Jason Compson.
(d) Mrs. Compson, Quentin's grandmother.

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

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

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

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

15. What is Rosa preparing as a wedding gift for Judith?
(a) She is knitting Judith a sweater.
(b) She is making undergarments for Judith's trousseau.
(c) She is making Judith's wedding dress.
(d) She is writing out instructions on how to cook.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Henry and Charles Bon to abruptly leave Sutpen's estate one Christmas day?

2. Upon hearing that Judith is engaged, what does Rosa offer to teach Judith?

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

4. Where does Thomas Sutpen get the money to build his estate?

5. In Chapter 4, the reason why Henry rejects his family and his birthright is revealed. What is that reason?

(see the answer keys)

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