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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 didn't Sartoris let both McCaslin brothers enlist?

2. How long do Ringo and Bayard wait on the road?

3. What is Rosa Miller's relation to Sartoris?

4. What is Drusilla very accomplished in?

5. What does the Sartoris family use for ink?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why is the Sartoris family fleeing their town?

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

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

8. Why isn't Uncle Buck fighting with the army?

9. How does "Raid" paint women?

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

Matriarchs and patriarchs in "The Unvanquished" are the clearest embodiments of the themes of the book. Discuss the role that the matriarchs and patriarchs play in the narrative, message, and themes.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss the big picture Faulkner is portraying through "The Unvanquished." Is he depicting the shortsighted picture or the long-term view of the war? What about the Civil War does Faulkner want to portray?

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