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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. Which Union regiment does Sartoris encounter with Ringo and Bayard?

2. Ringo and Bayard have growing ______ to protect their town.

3. Why do many slaves begin betraying their masters?

4. How do the slaves respond to Loosh explaining the Union is coming to free them?

5. Granny's wagon is pushed into the river by a "_____" of slaves.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does "Raid" paint women?

4. How has Bayard matured since "Ambuscade"? What is the cause of this?

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

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

7. Are slaves able to be free in "Retreat"? Is it true freedom?

8. Why do Bayard and Ringo shoot at the Union soldiers?

9. How have roles been reversed or changed in "Raid"?

10. Is Ringo more than a slave boy? How is he an equal or still inferior?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Stemming from the chaotic nature of the war, the maturing of two of the protagonists (Bayard and Ringo), and the uprooted nature of the Sartoris family, characters are forced to take on others' roles. Discuss how these role reversals take place and how they prove as pivotal to the narrative.

Essay Topic 3

Drusilla, after losing her husband and fiancé to the war, begins to show her true nature: without the traditional constraints of Southern society, she is masculine and adventurous. Drusilla portrays progressiveness, while Aunt Louisa portrays stringent Southern tradition. Discuss how Faulkner addresses humanity and the shift in the post-Civil War South through his use of his female characters.

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