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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Thomas Sutpen goes to the front door of the plantation house when he is a boy, what happens?
(a) The master of the house shows Sutpen his gun.
(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 lady of the house takes him in and gave him a tour.
(d) The house servants laugh at Sutpen's clothes.

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

3. What is the name of Thomas Sutpen's first child?
(a) Judith Sutpen.
(b) Henry Sutpen.
(c) Charles Bon.
(d) Clytie.

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

5. How old is Rosa at the time of Bon's death?
(a) Fifty.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Nineteen.
(d) Fourteen.

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

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

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

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

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

11. What is Sutpen's occupation between the time he leaves his family and the time he arrives in Jefferson?
(a) He is an architect.
(b) He is a woodworker.
(c) He is the overseer of a plantation.
(d) He is a planter.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Thomas Sutpen the second time Bon visits Sutpen's estate?

2. Who kills Thomas Sutpen?

3. At the close of Chapter 5, Rosa says there is something hidden somewhere. Where is it hidden?

4. What is the name of the woman who Sutpen impregnates after Rosa leaves Sutpen's estate?

5. Chapter 7 says that Sutpen had only one friend. Who is that friend?

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