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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where do Bayard and Ringo hear Ab has gone?
2. Who does Sartoris shoot in the town hall?
3. Drusilla complains: "I went to war to hunt Yankees, not hunting ______."
4. What was Granny saving some money from the scheme for?
5. In the scheme, Bayard and Granny are responsible for what?
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
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
Through "The Unvanquished," the reader watches Bayard mature from his idyllic childhood to adulthood. This transition is instigated through both nature and experience. Discuss the affect Bayard's youthful and matured perspectives offer to the book and Faulkner's explanation of the natures of youth and adulthood.
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