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. Which of the following modes of transportation is seen speeding away at the end of the story "Honor"?

2. What does Louise's mother think about Jarrod?

3. Which of the following activities would one use a scythe for?

4. In the story "The Mistral," which of the following facts is NOT true about the dead man's fiancee?

5. Which of the following creatures does Dr Martino use to help Louise overcome her irrational fear?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does the Judge realize that he is dead in the story "Beyond"?

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

5. Who is Dr. Martino?

6. Why does Alec Gray kill his commanding officer?

7. How do lovers Melisandre and Phillip Backhouse meet in the story "My Grandmother Millard and General Bedford and the Battle of Harrykin Creek"?

8. What is life like for Alec Gray after he leaves the Army?

9. How does Wash die?

10. How does the Appalachian family treat the Confederate soldier and his servant in the story "Mountain Victory"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The moral of the story "Bear Hunt" is that the past can come back to haunt you. First, explain Lucius Provine's past. Then explain how it came back to haunt him. Finally, explain the lesson Lucius learned through his experiences on the bear hunt.

Essay Topic 2

"Uncle Willy" is a story crafted to show the effects of a meddling town on an individual's life. First, describe the lifestyle Willie was leading before anyone in the town got involved. Then compare/contrast that to Willy's life after the townsfolk got involved. Finally, describe the effects the town's meddling had on Willy's life and what the consequences of their meddling actions were in the end.

Essay Topic 3

"Red Leaves" is the first story in the collection to deal with the issue of slavery from the Native American point of view. First, explain how the Native Americans in this story treat their slaves. Then, compare/contrast this treatment to the way the white men in Faulkner's collection treat their slaves. Why is "Red Leaves" an important story within this collection?

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