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. On what type of boat does the English soldier take Borgard?

2. What does Danny send to his mother's funeral, which greatly impresses the narrator of this story?

3. What happens to Satoris at the end of the story "All the Dead Pilots"?

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

5. During which season do Jarrod and Louise attend prom together?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who is Dr. Martino?

6. How does Harrison Blair's wife feel about him?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Pennsylvania Station" is a story about the loss of money. First, describe how the mother in this story intended to spend her money and why she saved her income every year. Then, explain what happened to the money the mother saved. Finally, explain why the man telling the story is bankrupt and how he survives in his homelessness.

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

"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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