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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From whom does Sutpen purchase his land?
(a) Ikkemotubbe, a Native American.
(b) The Jefferson bank.
(c) Mr. Coldfield.
(d) General Compson.

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

3. What do Henry and Charles Bon do during the war?
(a) Live at Sutpen's Hundred.
(b) Start a trading company.
(c) Join the military company that forms at their university.
(d) Finish their degrees.

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

5. Who writes the letter that is presented in Chapter 4?
(a) Charles Bon.
(b) Rosa Coldfield.
(c) Henry Sutpen.
(d) Judith Sutpen.

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

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

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

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

10. Whose regiment does Thomas Sutpen join?
(a) General Compson's.
(b) Colonel Akers's.
(c) Colonel Sartoris's.
(d) General Lee's.

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

12. Where is Quentin while he's listening to the story about Thomas Sutpen?
(a) At Stupen's estate.
(b) In his father's house.
(c) In Rosa Coldfield's office.
(d) At Harvard.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who builds Sutpen's house?

2. How is Charles Bon killed?

3. What is Mr. Coldfield's association with Sutpen before the marriage?

4. Who currently has possession of the letter presented in Chapter 4?

5. How old is Rosa when Ellen dies?

(see the answer keys)

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