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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is Shreve's nickname for Thomas Sutpen?
(a) The demon.
(b) The devil.
(c) The fighter.
(d) The idiot.

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

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

6. What type of injury does General Compson incur in the war?
(a) He is shot in the foot.
(b) He breaks his leg.
(c) He is knifed in the shoulder.
(d) An arm wound that leads to the amputation of his right arm.

7. Why does Rosa leave Sutpen's estate in Chapter 5?
(a) She hates Clytie.
(b) Sutpen insults her.
(c) She does not love Sutpen.
(d) She fights with Judith.

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

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

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

11. What is the name of Quentin's roommate?
(a) Charles.
(b) Shreve.
(c) Henry.
(d) Jason.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of Chapter 5, who is imagining the scene that occurred when Henry told Judith of the murder?

2. 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?

3. Who is present when Rosa got engaged?

4. Who is the narrator of Chapter 5?

5. How does Quentin know about Thomas Sutpen's childhood?

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