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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. The Methodist preacher in town used to be a _______.
2. Why is Granny disheartened by the conclusion of her scheme?
3. During the war, where was Benbow?
4. What is Grumby's group called?
5. How forthcoming is Buck to the stranger?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the climax of "The Unvanquished"? Why?
2. What was Granny's motive in stealing and selling mules?
3. Who are the victors in "Skirmish at Sartoris"?
4. After the war, is there peace in the south?
5. Why isn't Ab Snopes enlisted in the army?
6. How does Bayard feel about killing Grumby? Why?
7. Why does the Union army burn many plantation houses?
8. Is Drusilla's relationship with Sartoris suspicious? What problem does this present?
9. Why do Bayard and Ringo hold Ab responsible for Granny's death?
10. Are Drusilla and Sartoris' efforts admirable? Why or why not?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Drusilla, after losing her husband and fiancé to the war, begins to show her true nature: without the traditional constraints of Southern society, she is masculine and adventurous. Drusilla portrays progressiveness, while Aunt Louisa portrays stringent Southern tradition. Discuss how Faulkner addresses humanity and the shift in the post-Civil War South through his use of his female characters.
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