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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who cries at Bon's funeral?
(a) Judith and Rosa.
(b) No one.
(c) Judith.
(d) Rosa.

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

3. What do Shreve and Quentin imagine Charles Bon was waiting for when he anticipated the mail that would come to the university from Sutpen's Hundred?
(a) A letter from Judith professing her love.
(b) A letter from Ellen suggesting that Bon propose to Judith.
(c) A letter from Thomas Sutpen revealing that he was Bon's father.
(d) A letter from Judith's maid suggesting that Bon propose to Judith.

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

5. Where is Thomas Sutpen born?
(a) In the territory that is to become North Carolina.
(b) In the territory that is to become West Virginia.
(c) In the territory that is to become Louisiana.
(d) In the territory that is to become Mississippi.

6. Who do Quentin and Shreve believe managed Sutpen's first wife's money?
(a) Charles Bon.
(b) General Compson.
(c) Sutpen.
(d) A lawyer.

7. Who makes Bon's coffin?
(a) Judith Sutpen.
(b) Wash Jones.
(c) Thomas Sutpen.
(d) Henry Sutpen.

8. What reason does Rosa give for staying at Sutpen's estate after Bon's death?
(a) She needs shelter.
(b) She needs food.
(c) She wants to marry Sutpen when he returnes.
(d) She is waiting for Sutpen to return.

9. How does Thomas Sutpen's last (youngest) child die?
(a) She drowns.
(b) She dies of yellow fever.
(c) Wash Jones kills her.
(d) Henry Sutpen kills her.

10. When Thomas Sutpen goes to the front door of the plantation house when he is a boy, what happens?
(a) The slave butler tells Sutpen he is not allowed to use the front door and must go to the back of the house.
(b) The master of the house shows Sutpen his gun.
(c) The house servants laugh at Sutpen's clothes.
(d) The lady of the house takes him in and gave him a tour.

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

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

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

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

15. Who is Jim Bond?
(a) Judith's son.
(b) Clytie's son.
(c) Judith's servant.
(d) Charles Bon's grandson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of injury does General Compson incur in the war?

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

3. Why does Shreve believe Charles changed the pictures?

4. What is the name of Quentin's roommate?

5. Why does Sutpen reject his last (youngest) child?

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