The Unvanquished: The Corrected Text Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. "Reposte in Tertio" takes place ______ after the conclusion of "Raid."

2. Why is Granny disheartened by the conclusion of her scheme?

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

4. Why does the stranger tell the group to look for Grumby in Alabama?

5. Why does Bayard kill Grumby?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Granny represent the title of the novel?

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

3. Why doesn't Bayard kill Ab?

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

5. Who is the most effective weapon against the Union army? How so?

6. Is Drusilla's relationship with Sartoris suspicious? What problem does this present?

7. Who are the victors in "Skirmish at Sartoris"?

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

9. Why isn't Ab Snopes enlisted in the army?

10. Has the war changed Sartoris? How?

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

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 3

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.

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