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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

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?

Essay Topic 2

Loyalty becomes a dilemma in "The Unvanquished": Colonel Dick helps Confederates and slaves betray their masters. Discuss the nature of loyalty portrayed in "The Unvanquished": what is Faulkner's portrait of its nature?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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