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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the setting of Chapter 6?
(a) Quentin's dorm room at Harvard.
(b) Rosa Coldfield's office.
(c) The Sutpen mansion.
(d) The Compsons' porch.

2. Who rescues Charles Etienne Saint-Valery Bon from being indicted?
(a) Clytie.
(b) Judith.
(c) Rosa.
(d) General Compson.

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

4. What is Charles Bon's religion?
(a) Methodist.
(b) Presbyterian.
(c) Catholic.
(d) Adventist.

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

6. What does Judith do when she tells Thomas Sutpen about what happened to Bon?
(a) She smiles.
(b) She cries.
(c) She remains emotionless.
(d) She laughs.

7. What is the name of the woman who Sutpen impregnates after Rosa leaves Sutpen's estate?
(a) Milly.
(b) Ruth.
(c) Rosa.
(d) Eleanor.

8. Why does Sutpen leave his first wife?
(a) He discovers she has a child by another man.
(b) He discovers she is of mixed race.
(c) He discovers she is an adulteress.
(d) He hates her father.

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

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

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

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

13. Where do Quentin and Shreve believe that Henry was wounded?
(a) Shiloh.
(b) Jefferson.
(c) Gettysberg.
(d) Sumpter.

14. Who is the letter in Chapter 6 from?
(a) Jason Compson.
(b) Judith Sutpen.
(c) Rosa Coldfield.
(d) Charles Bon.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Shreve and Quentin believe that the French planter disguised his daughter's African blood?

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

3. Who is the primary narrator of Chapter 8?

4. Where is Thomas Sutpen born?

5. Who do Quentin and Shreve believe managed Sutpen's first wife's money?

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