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

2. What does Bayard do with Grumby's body?

3. How is Bayard able to identify Grumby's house?

4. Why was Louisa letdown by election day?

5. What occupies Drusilla's time when she returns home from the war?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the affect of "Vendee" picking up only days after "Reposte in Tertio"?

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

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

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

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

6. What is the climax of "The Unvanquished"? Why?

7. Does Bayard feel guilty about Granny's death? Should he?

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

9. How do Bayard and Grumby approach killing differently?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Race is a significant and theme of "The Unvanquished": slaves are not all treated equally by characters and each character has a different agenda. Discuss the nature of race in the book and how the various dimensions are developed and the role they play.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Colonel Sartoris is the epitome of traditional mid-nineteenth century South in certain aspects. Discuss how and what Sartoris portrays about this time and the significance of his actions in the larger context of the time and other characters.

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