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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. Where does Granny hide Ringo and Bayard?

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

3. Drusilla views her new life as _______.

4. After Granny returns home, where is the silver?

5. What does the Sartoris family use for ink?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Are slaves able to be free in "Retreat"? Is it true freedom?

4. Why is Granny particularly paranoid about the chest of silver in "Retreat"?

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

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

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

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

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

10. Why do Bayard and Ringo shoot at the Union soldiers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Through "The Unvanquished," readers experiences unlikely empathetic actions on behalf of some and a severe lack in others. Colonel Dick is generous to Granny, while the slaves abandon their families to get to the river. Discuss Faulkner's exploration of empathy in "The Unvanquished" and how this impacts the portrait of humanity.

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

The Civil War in "The Unvanquished" represents one shift in American society on a larger scale. An aspect of this is the shift from tradition to progressiveness. This is seen primarily in the battle-of-the-sexes that occurs between the characters. Discuss the ways Faulkner, through details and individual cases, is displaying this pivotal time in the South.

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