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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. Who does Sartoris shoot in the town hall?

2. Why did the stranger kill the black man for the boys to find?

3. How did Aunt Louisa feel about Drusilla going to war?

4. How does Buck receive the story of Bayard and Ringo's journey?

5. Why are the Burdens in Jefferson?

Short Essay Questions

1. After the war, is there peace in the south?

2. Why doesn't Bayard kill Ab?

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

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

5. What was Granny's motive in stealing and selling mules?

6. Does John Sartoris want to marry Drusilla? Why or why not?

7. Are Drusilla and Sartoris' efforts admirable? Why or why not?

8. What does Bayard mean when he says that the men of Jefferson are enemies to the women?

9. Why do Bayard and Ringo hold Ab responsible for Granny's death?

10. How do Bayard and Grumby approach killing differently?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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?

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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