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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What has changed since the boys went looking for Grumby and Ab?

3. Drusilla complains: "I went to war to hunt Yankees, not hunting ______."

4. How does Granny respond to the soldier's accusations about her scheme?

5. What first begins to concern Bayard about Ab's genuineness?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The migration of the slaves to the river represents classical elements of the Civil War as well as Faulkner's personal portrait of the nature of humans and the time. Discuss the scene of the slaves' migration to the river in its themes and the statement Faulkner is making about the Civil War and the larger portrait of humanity.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the title "The Unvanquished" and why it is an appropriate or inappropriate title for the book. What meaning does this word hold for this story?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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