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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 Eustace Graham?
2. What is the verdict in Goodwin's trial?
3. Who was the man who was killed in the story?
4. What are Temple and her father doing at the end of the novel?
5. Which of the following does NOT fill Temple's room?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Goodwin's fatalistic approach to his case?
2. How does Faulkner finally indicate who was murdered?
3. How do Virgil Snopes and Fonzo unwittingly end up staying at Reba's whorehouse?
4. What does Narcissa think about Benbow's insistence on defending Goodwin?
5. What information does Ruby give Benbow regarding Temple and Temple's role in her shocking situation?
6. What is Narcissa's position when she learns that Ruby and her child have been run out of the hotel?
7. How does Temple show that she is shutting herself off from her situation?
8. What is Goodwin's ultimate fate?
9. Why does Narcissa continue to insert herself into Benbow's life?
10. Explain the metaphor of Temple's being tossed around during the rough car ride.
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
Describe the overall setting for the novel. Why does Faulkner use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
Essay Topic 3
Describe how Faulkner points out the decay in the American South. How is the South in 1930 radically different from the Old South in the glorious days? What is Faulkner's opinion of the changes that have occurred?
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