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

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 2

Who is the protagonist of _Absalom, Absalom_? Who is the antagonist? Give reasons from the text to support your claims.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how Thomas Sutpen could be interpreted as a sympathetic character. Who in the novel views Supten sympathetically? Be sure to use specific examples from the text.

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