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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 were the slave woman and her baby left behind?

2. How many regiments has Colonel Sartoris made?

3. When the slaves are asked to carry the chest of silver up the stairs, they grumble and ______.

4. What is the main reason Granny profits from her meeting with Colonel Dick?

5. Bayard observes that although the war is tragic, he has never experiences such ______.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Is the war being waged violent in Mississippi in "Retreat"?

6. What are the fleeing slaves representing?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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