Absalom, Absalom! Test | 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. What is Shreve's nickname for Thomas Sutpen?

2. What do Shreve and Quentin imagine Thomas Sutpen tells Henry at their last meeting?

3. Who is Jim Bond?

4. Who says a prayer at Charles Bon's funeral?

5. Who cries at Bon's funeral?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Sutpen's final child is born, he refers to her as a "mare." How can this comparison between horses and women apply to the way all of the women in the novel are treated and viewed?

Essay Topic 2

Does the novel put forth a commentary about fate? If so, what is it? Please provide specific examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Examine how Quentin changes over the course of the novel and explain how and why. Be sure to use specific examples from the text.

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