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The Reivers Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Lucius joining his cousin Ike to do?



2. How does Ned want to win back the vehicle?



3. In what drawer in his desk does father keep his pistol?



4. How much does father ask the sheriff to bond the two men?



5. What color shirt is Ned wearing?



Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the story Ned tells Grandfather?



2. How does Chapter 9 express themes of deception and abuse of power?



3. How does Ned train the horse?



4. Describe Ballenbaugh's.



5. How does the final scene in Chapter 4 express the theme of racism?



6. What is the plan to get the horse on the train?



7. What are the elements of virtue and non-virtue that are shown in this chapter?



8. Describe Boon's situation as a retainer.



9. What information does Lycurgus give Lucius in Chapter 11?



10. How does beginning of Chapter 5 describe the transition between Mississippi and Tennessee?



Essay Topics

Foreshadowing plays a big part in the novel. What is foreshadowing? How does Faulkner use foreshadowing in the novel? What affect does it have on the novel's meaning?

Examine the relationship between Lucius and Ned. Do you think they are more friends than master and servant? What does that say about the changing racial attitudes in south at that time? How different do you think their relationship would have changed if they met again today?

Why do the students think first person point of view is not necessarily reliable? What moments in the story do the students think are not so reliable and why? How different would the story be from another character's point of view? Would the story have different themes?

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