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. What does Louise's mother think about Jarrod?

2. Which of the following words completes this quote from the story "Carcassonne": "Death is ___________ a galloping buckskin horse."

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

4. What type of vehicle is Satoris in when he goes to spy on Spoomer and his woman?

5. On what type of mission does the young English soldier go with Borgard?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is Dr. Martino?

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

4. Why does Alec Gray kill his commanding officer?

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

6. How is Davy's life saved during a murder attempt in the story "The Leg"?

7. How does the husband in the story "Honor" react to the news of his wife's extramarital affair?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"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.

Essay Topic 2

The story "The Tall Men" deals with the realization that the motivations of actions are sometimes misunderstood. First, explain what the motivations of the marshal were when he came to arrest the two young boys. Then explain what the marshal assumed the motivations of the young boys were in refusing to sign up for service. Finally, explain what the marshal learned about the human condition and what motivates us all.

Essay Topic 3

"Lo" is the only story that deals with a real, historical character in its depiction of an American president. First, describe the way the president was portrayed in this story. Then compare/contrast our country's leader to the Indian tribe leader in the story. To which group does Faulkner's historical sympathy seem to lie? How can you tell?

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