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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. Why does Sartoris see himself as a victim to the Union?

2. Why is Philadelphy sobbing when Loosh and Granny confront each other?

3. Drusilla compares the fighting Confederates and Union on the railroad to ______.

4. What happened at Vicksburg?

5. Ringo is lass of a slave and more of a ______ to Bayard.

Short Essay Questions

1. After the war, is there peace in the south?

2. Has the war changed Sartoris? How?

3. What is the primary reason Bayard was forced to act as an adult in "Vendee"?

4. Why is the Sartoris family burying their silver?

5. What are the fleeing slaves representing?

6. Why doesn't Bayard kill Ab?

7. What is the affect of "Vendee" picking up only days after "Reposte in Tertio"?

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

9. Why isn't Ab Snopes enlisted in the army?

10. Why do the Bayard and Ringo keep an eye on Loosh?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Faulkner's serious story is full of humor and irony. Discuss how Faulkner uses humor, how his writing style affects these moments, their purpose, and affect.

Essay Topic 2

The Civil War in "The Unvanquished" represents one shift in American society on a larger scale. An aspect of this is the shift from tradition to progressiveness. This is seen primarily in the battle-of-the-sexes that occurs between the characters. Discuss the ways Faulkner, through details and individual cases, is displaying this pivotal time in the South.

Essay Topic 3

In the tumultuous context of the Civil War, betrayal and revenge are common occurrences. Discuss the different instances of revenge and betrayal in "The Unvanquished" and how it relates to the book's portrait of humanity.

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