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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How old is Thomas Sutpen when he returns from the war?
(a) Seventy-five.
(b) Fiifty-nine.
(c) Thirty-nine.
(d) Forty-five.

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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 planter has the neighbors lie about his daughter's mother.
(c) The French planter tells Sutpen that his daughter's mother is Spanish.
(d) The planter destroys his daughter's birth certificate.

9. Where is Shreve from?
(a) Jefferson, Mississippi.
(b) Cambridge, Massachussetts.
(c) Alberta, Canada.
(d) Springfield, Illinois.

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

11. Who is Sutpen's first wife?
(a) A slave woman.
(b) The daughter of a French planter who lives in Haiti.
(c) Ellen Coldfield.
(d) Rosa Coldfield.

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

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

14. What do Shreve and Quentin imagine Thomas Sutpen tells Henry at their last meeting?
(a) That Henry cannot allow Bon to marry Judith.
(b) That Henry must kill Charles Bon.
(c) That Henry must keep Bon's identity a secret.
(d) That Henry should move out of the country.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What woman does Sutpen turn his attentions to after Rosa leaves Sutpen's estate?

2. Where do Quentin and Shreve believe Henry and Thomas Sutpen last saw each other?

3. What do Shreve and Quentin imagine Henry did after his final meeting with his father?

4. What does the letter in Chapter 6 announce?

5. 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?

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