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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Where is Thomas Sutpen the second time Bon visits Sutpen's estate?
(a) In New Orleans.
(b) In Haiti.
(c) In Springfield.
(d) In Jefferson.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Where do Quentin and Shreve believe Henry and Thomas Sutpen last saw each other?
(a) In New Orleans.
(b) On the battlefield.
(c) In a military camp.
(d) At Sutpen's Hundred.

13. Who is the primary narrator of Chapter 8?
(a) Quentin.
(b) Henry.
(c) Shreve.
(d) Rosa.

14. When Quentin and Jason visit the Sutpen graveyard, who is buried there?
(a) Ellen, Thomas, and Judith Sutpen; Charles Bon; and Charles Etienne Saint-Valery Bon.
(b) Ellen, Thomas, and Judith Sutpen.
(c) Ellen and Thomas Sutpen and Charles Bon.
(d) Charles Bon and Ellen Sutpen.

15. Who conducts Sutpen's funeral service?
(a) The Catholic priest.
(b) The Methodist preacher.
(c) General Compson.
(d) Judith.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Who is telling the Sutpen story in Chapter 7?

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

4. What does the letter in Chapter 6 announce?

5. What reason does Rosa give for staying at Sutpen's estate after Bon's death?

(see the answer keys)

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