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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Wash Jones' granddaughter die?
(a) Sutpen kills her.
(b) She dies of yellow fever.
(c) She dies in childbirth.
(d) Jones kills her.

2. Who kills Thomas Sutpen?
(a) Henry Sutpen.
(b) Wash Jones.
(c) Rosa Coldfield.
(d) Judith Sutpen.

3. When Quentin goes to Sutpen's Hundred with Rosa, who tries to stop them from going up the stairs?
(a) Clytie.
(b) Jim Bond.
(c) Wash Jones.
(d) Henry Sutpen.

4. Who is the primary subject of discussion in Chapter 8?
(a) Quentin Compson.
(b) Thomas Sutpen.
(c) Judith Sutpen.
(d) Charles Bon.

5. Where is Thomas Sutpen the second time Bon visits Sutpen's estate?
(a) In New Orleans.
(b) In Jefferson.
(c) In Springfield.
(d) In Haiti.

6. How does Judith Sutpen die?
(a) She dies of yellow fever.
(b) She commits suicide.
(c) She is killed by Charles Bon's wife.
(d) She dies of old age.

7. How do Shreve and Quentin believe that the French planter disguised his daughter's African blood?
(a) The planter has the neighbors lie about his daughter's mother.
(b) The French planter tells Sutpen that his daughter's mother is Spanish.
(c) The planter tells Sutpen that his daughter's mother is Native American.
(d) The planter destroys his daughter's birth certificate.

8. Who is the primary narrator of Chapter 8?
(a) Quentin.
(b) Rosa.
(c) Shreve.
(d) Henry.

9. Who is discussing the Sutpen story in Chapter 6?
(a) Quentin and Henry.
(b) Quentin and Shreve.
(c) Quentin and Jason.
(d) Quentin and Rosa.

10. Where does Jim Bond live?
(a) In the swamp adjacent to Sutpen's Hundred.
(b) In Jefferson.
(c) In New Orleans.
(d) In a shack behind the Sutpen estate.

11. Why does Sutpen reject his last (youngest) child?
(a) The child is born out of wedlock.
(b) The child is a girl instead of a boy.
(c) The child is diseased.
(d) The child is of mixed race.

12. Who is the narrator of Chapter 5?
(a) Quentin Compson.
(b) Jason Compson.
(c) Rosa Coldfield.
(d) Thomas Sutpen.

13. Who is Penelope?
(a) Sutpen's daughter.
(b) Sutpen's mare, who bears a colt the same day Sutpen's last child is born.
(c) Sutpen's mother.
(d) Sutpen's sister.

14. Chapter 7 says that Sutpen had only one friend. Who is that friend?
(a) Wash Jones.
(b) General Compson.
(c) The French planter.
(d) The French architect.

15. How does Quentin know about Thomas Sutpen's childhood?
(a) Rosa Coldfield tells Quentin about Sutpen's childhood.
(b) The Compsons possessed Thomas Sutpen's diary.
(c) Sutpen's childhood is common knowledge in Jefferson.
(d) Sutpen tells Quentin's grandfather, who tells Quentin's father, who tells Quentin.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Rosa leave Sutpen's estate in Chapter 5?

2. Who rescues Charles Etienne Saint-Valery Bon from being indicted?

3. How old is Charles Bon when he goes away to college?

4. What reason does Rosa give for staying at Sutpen's estate after Bon's death?

5. Where is Shreve from?

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