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. Ira Ewing's mother asks him for money for what?

2. Which of the following statements is true about Wash's female relative?

3. At the end of the story "Crevasse," what is the injured man in the corner doing?

4. Which of the following characters is NOT present at the boating event in the story "The Leg"?

5. While Alec Gray is in the Army, what is his relationship with his family?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Ira Ewing's childhood like in the story "Golden Land"?

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

3. How do the townsfolk feel about Harrison Blair's hunting style in the story "Foxhunt"?

4. What gift does Richard Howes purchase for his wife when his latest novel sells, and what is her reaction to the gift?

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

6. How doesd Ira Ewing's mother react to her resettlement in California?

7. Who is Dr. Martino?

8. What happens to the traveling soldiers who are trying to escape enemy fire in the story "Crevasse"?

9. How does the lover react to the news that the husband has granted his wife a divorce in the story "Honor"?

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

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

"A Courtship" tells the tale of two men who are fighting over the hand of the same woman. First, describe each of the woman's suitors. Then explain how the suitors competed with each other and the lesson they learned in the end. Finally, describe how the Indian woman in this story took matters into her own hands, and the effects of her decision.

Essay Topic 3

"Elly" is a classic story about the struggle between old and young. First, describe the way the elderly are depicted in this story and compare/contrast that to the way youth is depicted in this story. Then explain what caused the rift between Elly and her grandmother. Finally, describe the consequences of Elly's youthful antics on the lives of her loved ones.

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