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 was Granny saving some money from the scheme for?

2. Ringo believes: "The war ain't over. It just _____ good.

3. What does Ab tell Granny he admires about her?

4. What does Bayard do when he sees Ab?

5. Why can't Buck continue on with the boys?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why isn't Ab Snopes enlisted in the army?

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 affect of "Vendee" picking up only days after "Reposte in Tertio"?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Through "The Unvanquished," the reader watches Bayard mature from his idyllic childhood to adulthood. This transition is instigated through both nature and experience. Discuss the affect Bayard's youthful and matured perspectives offer to the book and Faulkner's explanation of the natures of youth and adulthood.

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