Intruder in the Dust 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. Who is the name of the one armed man?

2. What still might happen to Lucas if he is found guilty?

3. What does Charles see a black man doing in a field?

4. What is different about one of the men who appears from behind the church?

5. What does Forrest Gowrie manage?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why have southern black men not earned freedom in the south?

2. Why do the people surrounding the jail quickly disperse when they arrive with the dead body?

3. Describe the Gowrie clan

4. Why do you think Charles is so enraged by the behavior of the crowd?

5. How do Gavin and the Sheriff plan to catch Crawford?

6. Why do you think Mr. Gowrie asks his sons to dig up Vince's grave?

7. Why do you think Lucas did not tell the full story in the first place?

8. In chapter six, in what way does Charles' mother show that she is accepting the fact her son is growing up?

9. Why did the Gowrie's not lynch Lucas behind the store?

10. Why is Charles so interested in why the black worker is plowing the field?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what way does Falkner subvert stereotypes in this book? Take one character and discuss your first impression of that character? Does Faulkner challenge that first impression?

Essay Topic 2

Faulkner is a native of the area he writes about and adhering to the rule writers should always write about what they know. Do you think it is obvious that Faulkner was a native of Mississippi? What difference do you think it makes to the story? Are there any moments where you think Faulkner does not portray a character or setting so well? What affect does it have on the story?

Essay Topic 3

Examine Faulkner's writing style. How would you describe Faulkner's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? Does he use any specific writing techniques? What meaning does Faulkner's style give to the story?

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