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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 do many slaves decide to return to Jefferson with Granny?

2. How many regiments has Colonel Sartoris made?

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

4. Why is the family hiding their silver?

5. After the encounter with the slave woman, what does Ringo predict?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the climax of "The Unvanquished"? Why?

4. What is the affect of "Vendee" picking up only days after "Reposte in Tertio"?

5. How easy is it to gauge humor in "Retreat"? Why?

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

7. What are the fleeing slaves representing?

8. Is Aunt Louisa's confrontation of Drusilla's masculinity humorous banter? Why or why not?

9. How has the war changed Sartoris? How would you explain Sartoris's ways in "An Odor of Verbena"?

10. Why does Bayard place Grumby on Granny's grave?

Essay 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

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

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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