Absalom, Absalom! Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who kills Thomas Sutpen?

2. Where does Thomas Sutpen go when he leaves his family as a boy?

3. Who is the first person Rosa encounters when she enters Sutpen's house after the murder?

4. Who does Sutpen visit when he returns to Jefferson to place a tombstone on Ellen's grave?

5. Who is present when Rosa got engaged?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Pick one female character in the novel and describe her role in the text, how she is characterized, and what that role and characterization reveal about the novel's attitude toward women.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how Faulkner uses characters' clothing to characterize them throughout the novel. Pick a specific character and comment on the evolution of that character's dress throughout the novel and what that evolution means about that character.

Essay Topic 3

The novel closes with Quentin insisting that he does not hate the South. Does he? Why or why not? Support your answer with evidence from the text.

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