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. When Quentin goes to Sutpen's Hundred with Rosa, who tries to stop them from going up the stairs?

2. What does the letter in Chapter 6 announce?

3. Who is Penelope?

4. Who conducts Sutpen's funeral service?

5. Where do Quentin and Shreve believe Henry and Thomas Sutpen last saw each other?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what ways are children in this novel punished for what their parents have done? Is this punishment intended to be a larger commentary? If so, of what? Be sure to use specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Jason Compson is one of the primary tellers of the Sutpen story. What is Jason Compson's role in this novel, in reader interpretation of the novel, and in Quentin's attitudes about the South?

Essay Topic 3

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

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