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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is Shreve from?
(a) Alberta, Canada.
(b) Jefferson, Mississippi.
(c) Cambridge, Massachussetts.
(d) Springfield, Illinois.

2. What does Judith do with the money she receives from selling Sutpen's store?
(a) Moves to New Orleans.
(b) Purchases a tombstone for her father.
(c) Moves into downtown Jefferson.
(d) Purchases a tombstone for Charles Bon.

3. What is Sutpen's occupation between the time he leaves his family and the time he arrives in Jefferson?
(a) He is a woodworker.
(b) He is the overseer of a plantation.
(c) He is an architect.
(d) He is a planter.

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

5. Who is Sutpen's first wife?
(a) Rosa Coldfield.
(b) The daughter of a French planter who lives in Haiti.
(c) A slave woman.
(d) Ellen Coldfield.

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

7. At the end of Chapter 5, who is imagining the scene that occurred when Henry told Judith of the murder?
(a) Rosa.
(b) Quentin.
(c) Jason.
(d) Clytie.

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

9. Who does Sutpen visit when he returns to Jefferson to place a tombstone on Ellen's grave?
(a) His first wife.
(b) Charles Bon.
(c) General Compson.
(d) Rosa Coldfield.

10. Why does Shreve believe Charles changed the pictures?
(a) Because Charles intended to mail the picture to his wife and child after marrying Judith.
(b) So that in case he died, Judith would find the picture and think that he had not been worth marrying.
(c) So that when he died, Judith would be able to contact his wife and child.
(d) Because Charles never loved Judith.

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

12. What is Judith holding in her hand the first time Rosa sees her after the murder?
(a) Bon's jacket.
(b) A picture of Bon's wife and child.
(c) Bon's hat.
(d) A picture of herself that she had given Bon.

13. Who is the first person Rosa encounters when she enters Sutpen's house after the murder?
(a) Clytie.
(b) Charles Bon.
(c) Henry.
(d) Judith.

14. What has Bon replaced the picture Judith had given him with?
(a) A picture of himself in his uniform.
(b) A picture of his wife and child.
(c) A picture of Thomas.
(d) A picture of Henry.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter 7 says that Sutpen had only one friend. Who is that friend?

2. When Quentin goes to Sutpen's Hundred with Rosa, who tries to stop them from going up the stairs?

3. Who is the primary narrator of Chapter 8?

4. How old is Rosa at the time of Bon's death?

5. How far is Henry and Charles' university from Sutpen's estate?

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