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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 is Graham's opinion of Benbow's chances in Goodwin's trial?
2. What does Reba learn about Popeye?
3. Why does the person in #96 congratulate Temple?
4. Narcissa claims that Benbow is not the best ___________________.
5. Where do Snopes and his traveling companion end up staying in Memphis?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what way does Ruby try to save Benbow's reputation?
2. Why does Reba tell Temple that she should feel lucky that Popeye has chosen her?
3. What does Narcissa think about Benbow's insistence on defending Goodwin?
4. What is the nature of Narcissa's visit with Eustace Graham?
5. How does Temple show that she is shutting herself off from her situation?
6. What is strange about Reba's lack of questioning Temple's situation?
7. Where does Popeye take Temple in Memphis?
8. How does Snopes show his vehement prejudice against Jews?
9. What decision does Benbow make regarding his personal life?
10. What is Goodwin's fatalistic approach to his case?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of corruption. Identify at least two examples about corruption in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of corruption.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast Ruby and Temple. What are their obvious differences? Why does Ruby feel such disdain for Temple? What does Temple think about Ruby? What things bring them together? What similarities do they share?
Essay Topic 3
Faulkner uses more than one instance of irony in the story. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the story and note why they are examples of irony. What is the major irony in the story? Explain.
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