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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

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 2

Through Bayard's childhood perspective, Faulkner's humor, and Bayard's adult perspective, warfare is represented in several different lights: from glorified to demonized and violent to psychological. Discuss how Faulkner interprets warfare in "The Unvanquished", focusing on the various approaches he takes.

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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