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

2. How does Granny try to ensure not being caught by the Union in her scheme?

3. How does Mrs. Compson know Louisa?

4. Why are the Burdens in Jefferson?

5. Why does Granny go to see Grumby alone?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of the rainy weather in "Vendee"?

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

3. How do Bayard and Grumby approach killing differently?

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

5. Do the old social rules of women and men in the south still apply in "The Unvanquished"? Why or why not?

6. Is Aunt Louisa's confrontation of Drusilla's masculinity humorous banter? Why or why not?

7. Has the war changed Sartoris? How?

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

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

10. Why does the Union army burn many plantation houses?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Aside from our protagonists, Faulkner utilizes several secondary characters. These characters represent alternate avenues to issues (Aunt Louisa to femininity, and Uncle Buck to slavery). Discuss the use of secondary characters in "The Unvanquished": what are they meant to represent? How do they round out the narrative? How do they aid to Faulkner's larger message with the book?

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

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.

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