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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 is Drusilla relieved by the war?

2. Ringo and Bayard are _____ years old in "Raid."

3. Why does Colonel Dick leave Granny's house?

4. At the beginning of "Ambuscade," what map is Bayard drawing?

5. What do Ringo and Bayard steal after being ambushed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why has Drusilla become more masculine?

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

3. Why is the Sartoris family burying their silver?

4. Does Bayard understand the Civil War? How does he see it?

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

6. Does Bayard glorify his father? How and why does he regard him the way he does?

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

8. Why does Loosh feel justified in taking the silver?

9. Why is the Sartoris family fleeing their town?

10. Why is Granny particularly paranoid about the chest of silver in "Retreat"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Despite the fact that "The Unvanquished" takes place during wartime, the gravity of death is still felt by the reader. The reader only witness a few instances of death, keeping the reader from becoming desensitized to it and giving each a special significance to the characters and the larger picture of the narrative. Discuss the use of death in "The Unvanquished," the effect it has on the characters and how Faulkner wields these instances.

Essay Topic 3

Through "The Unvanquished," the reader watches Bayard mature from his idyllic childhood to adulthood. This transition is instigated through both nature and experience. Discuss the affect Bayard's youthful and matured perspectives offer to the book and Faulkner's explanation of the natures of youth and adulthood.

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