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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. What does Granny offer to Colonel Dick?

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

3. Why does Granny pray after the soldiers leave?

4. Which soldier does Bayard shoot at?

5. After Granny returns home, where is the silver?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. After the Union soldiers leave her house, what is Granny most concerned with?

5. Why has Drusilla become more masculine?

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

7. How does Uncle Buck manage his slaves? Is this unusual?

8. Why is the Sartoris family fleeing their town?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Through "The Unvanquished," readers experiences unlikely empathetic actions on behalf of some and a severe lack in others. Colonel Dick is generous to Granny, while the slaves abandon their families to get to the river. Discuss Faulkner's exploration of empathy in "The Unvanquished" and how this impacts the portrait of humanity.

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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