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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is Charles Bon when he goes away to college?
(a) Twenty-eight.
(b) Thirty-five.
(c) Nineteen.
(d) Fifteen.

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

3. How far is Henry and Charles' university from Sutpen's estate?
(a) Eight miles.
(b) Forty miles.
(c) A day's train ride.
(d) Four hundred miles.

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

5. Who says a prayer at Charles Bon's funeral?
(a) Thomas Sutpen.
(b) Henry.
(c) Clytie.
(d) Theophilus McCaslin.

6. What organization is Sutpen asked to join, but which he declines to be a part of?
(a) The Confederate Army.
(b) The Mississippi Senate.
(c) The Ku Klux Klan.
(d) Jefferson's City Council.

7. Where is Sutpen's funeral?
(a) At Jefferson's Methodist church.
(b) In the woods near Sutpen's Hundred.
(c) At Sutpen's Hundred.
(d) At Jefferson's Catholic church.

8. Where does Rosa live after leaving Sutpen's estate?
(a) In New Orleans.
(b) The Compsons' house.
(c) Her father's house.
(d) In her father's store.

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

10. What is the name of Charles and Henry's company during the war?
(a) The University Grays.
(b) The Oxford Company.
(c) The Jefferson Regiment.
(d) The Mississippi Company.

11. 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 destroys his daughter's birth certificate.
(d) The planter has the neighbors lie about his daughter's mother.

12. What happens to Charles Bon's son after his mother dies?
(a) He becomes a servant in New Orleans.
(b) He comes to live at Sutpen's Hundred.
(c) He inherits her money and becomes a landowner.
(d) He is sent to boarding school.

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

14. At the close of Chapter 5, Rosa says there is something hidden somewhere. Where is it hidden?
(a) In the swamp.
(b) In her father's store.
(c) In the Compson house.
(d) In Sutpen's house.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Quentin and Jason visit the Sutpen graveyard, who is buried there?

2. What is Judith holding in her hand the first time Rosa sees her after the murder?

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

4. Why does Shreve believe Charles changed the pictures?

5. Why does Sutpen leave his first wife?

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