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. Who makes Bon's coffin?

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

3. What is Shreve's nickname for Thomas Sutpen?

4. Who is Penelope?

5. Who is telling the Sutpen story in Chapter 7?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

In what ways can the novel be interpreted as Quentin's story rather than Thomas Sutpen's story? Be sure to use specific examples from the novel.

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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