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 much did Sartoris beat Benbow by in the election?

2. What is special about the paper Ringo acquires for Granny?

3. Where do Bayard and Ringo find Granny's body?

4. Why is Granny hesitant about the last scheme?

5. Why do the Sartoris' have reservations about Ab?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Has the war changed Sartoris? How?

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

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

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

8. How do Bayard and Grumby approach killing differently?

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

10. Why does Bayard place Grumby on Granny's grave?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Despite the fact that "The Unvanquished" takes place during wartime, the gravity of death is still felt by the reader. The reader only witness a few instances of death, keeping the reader from becoming desensitized to it and giving each a special significance to the characters and the larger picture of the narrative. Discuss the use of death in "The Unvanquished," the effect it has on the characters and how Faulkner wields these instances.

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