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 does Bayard do when he sees Ab?

2. What has Granny been doing with much of her earnings from their scheme?

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

4. Where do Bayard, Ringo and Buck decide to search for Ab and Grumby?

5. How long does the search for Grumby and Ab take?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Bayard feel about killing Grumby? Why?

3. How do Bayard and Grumby approach killing differently?

4. Has the war changed Sartoris? How?

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

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

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

8. Why doesn't Bayard kill Ab?

9. Does John Sartoris want to marry Drusilla? Why or why not?

10. What was Granny's motive in stealing and selling mules?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Faulkner's serious story is full of humor and irony. Discuss how Faulkner uses humor, how his writing style affects these moments, their purpose, and affect.

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

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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