Absalom, Absalom! Test | 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

Point to cases of irony in the novel. What is the role of irony in the novel? How does the irony in the novel contribute to our understanding of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the different narrative techniques used in the novel and what their effects are on reader interpretation. How much of the novel is factual and how much is speculation?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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