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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 is Rosa Miller's relation to Sartoris?

2. What is Drusilla's main goal?

3. What does the Sartoris family use for ink?

4. When Ringo and Bayard find Granny back home, what does she have?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why has Drusilla become more masculine?

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

6. How is the reader's perception of the war in "Raid" different than in prior chapters?

7. How does "Raid" paint women?

8. Why is the Sartoris family fleeing their town?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Sartoris family's adventures are often portrayed in an exaggerated manner, painting aspects of this Civil War story like a tall tale. Discuss Faulkner's tall-tale style in "The Unvanquished." What spin does this place on events? Effect how you see characters? What is his purpose in doing this?

Essay Topic 2

Post-war Jefferson, Mississippi is not much less tumulus than during the war. As the North is reforming the people's ways of life, characters like John Sartoris become more extreme in maintaining their way of life. Discuss the extremis move back to tradition in "The Unvanquished": what are characters' motives? What is Faulkner portraying about the nature of the post-war south?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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