Collected Stories of William Faulkner Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. From where does Roger Howes move his family in order to relocate in New York?

2. In the story "Carcassonne," which of the following believes that death is "continual movement"?

3. With which of Wash's relatives does his boss start a relationship?

4. After he resettles away from Nebraska, what does Ewing do for a living?

5. What does the English soldier think about Borgard's flying ability in the story "Turnabout"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Wash feel about the relationship between his boss and his granddaughter in the story "Wash"?

2. How does the American soldier Borgard meet the young English soldier in the story "Turnabout"?

3. Why does Hubert Jarrod feel as though he has been tricked by Mrs. King, Louisa's mother?

4. How is the sympathy of the Confederate soldier his downfall in the story "Mountain Victory"?

5. Who is Dr. Martino?

6. What material does Roger Howes use to pen his latest novel in the story "Artist at Home"?

7. What is the result of Ira Ewing's lax parenting in the story "Golden Land"?

8. Why do unexpected visitors frequently arrive at the home of Roger Howes in the story "Artist at Home"?

9. How does the young English soldier repay Borgard for his kindness in the story "Turnabout"?

10. Why does Alec Gray kill his commanding officer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Turnabout" directly addresses the idea of prejudice in the Army during wartime. First, describe how the soldiers in this story felt about one another before spending a day in the other's shoes. Then describe the events that led up to the two soldiers experiencing a day in the other's life. Finally, describe what the soldiers realized was the same about them by the end of the story. What was still different?

Essay Topic 2

In the stories "Two Soldiers" and "Shall Not Perish," Faulkner plays with the contrast between the rich and poor during the Civil War. First, give a description of the way the poor families are portrayed in these two stories and compare/contrast this with the description of the rich families. Then argue which of these groups of people Faulkner sympathizes with more, and give at least two examples from the text to back up your argument.

Essay Topic 3

How is the theme of decay represented in the story "A Rose for Emily"? Choose two people or objects in this short story and compare/contrast the physical decay these objects undergo throughout the course of the story. Then explain how this decay represents to the theme of love in Emily Grierson's life.

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