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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. After Bayard shoots, Ringo screams that who is coming after them?

2. Why is Granny able to return home safely after visiting Colonel Dick?

3. At the beginning of "Retreat," where is the Sartoris family fleeing?

4. Why do many slaves decide to return to Jefferson with Granny?

5. While working, Bayard pretends to be who?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does "Raid" paint women?

2. Why has Drusilla become more masculine?

3. In "Raid," which is more important to people: freedom or personal sentiment? How and why?

4. How is Sartoris a victim to both sides of the war?

5. How empathetic is the Union army in "Raid"?

6. Why does Bayard believe that "we are being set free"?

7. Why isn't Uncle Buck fighting with the army?

8. Are people's loyalties in "Raid" predictable or unpredictable? How?

9. What are the fleeing slaves representing?

10. Why does Granny become relieved at one point when the Union soldiers are searching her house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the title "The Unvanquished" and why it is an appropriate or inappropriate title for the book. What meaning does this word hold for this story?

Essay Topic 2

The moments of good versus evil are the moments where Bayard's true maturity is forced and shown. The villains play a pivotal role in the progression of the narrative, characters and message. Discuss how the villains are significant and what their impact is on "The Unvanquished."

Essay Topic 3

Post-war Jefferson, Mississippi is not much less tumulus than during the war. As the North is reforming the people's ways of life, characters like John Sartoris become more extreme in maintaining their way of life. Discuss the extremis move back to tradition in "The Unvanquished": what are characters' motives? What is Faulkner portraying about the nature of the post-war south?

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