Selected Short Stories 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. Where does Jubal sleep at Vatch's house?

2. What war took place shortly before 'Lo' began?

3. What war was taking place in 'Turnabout?

4. Where are Jubal and his master heading?

5. What does Narcissa do to get her letters back?

Short Essay Questions

1. What question does Captain Bogard ask himself at the end of 'Turnabout'?

2. How does Faulkner describe the quiet in the Sartoris house?

3. What strange thing happens on Claude's first air raid?

4. How does Vatch say he once killed a rebel?

5. What does Buck receive six months after his affair is revealed to Howard?

6. What does the president in 'Lo' do when Weddel's uncle comes to the White House?

7. What does the president do when the French Delegation comes to the White House in 'Lo'?

8. What does the woman with the boy in 'Beyond' say when she sees the picture of the judge's son?

9. Why does Weddel say he cannot leave immediately from Vatch's house in 'Mountain Victory'?

10. What does the president in 'Lo' tell his guards to do to stop the Indian Delegation from coming to the White House a second time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Betrayal was a theme introduced in many of these stories. How does this constant stream of betrayal affect the outcome of the plots, and which characters were most affected by it?

Essay Topic 2

Choosing sides was a theme that was presented in this book whenever war was the background. What are some of the examples of this theme appearing, and how did it affect the characters involved?

Essay Topic 3

Some of these plots took place during the Civil War. How did this historic event shape the main characters in these stories?

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