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. Who does Sartoris shoot in the town hall?

2. Sartoris is running against Benbow to become _______.

3. "Reposte in Tertio" takes place ______ after the conclusion of "Raid."

4. What do Bayard and Ringo request from Uncle Buck after Granny's funeral?

5. How do the women of Jefferson rearrange the town?

Short Essay Questions

1. Has the war changed Sartoris? How?

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

3. What is the primary reason Bayard was forced to act as an adult in "Vendee"?

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

5. Why doesn't Bayard kill Ab?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Drusilla, after losing her husband and fiancé to the war, begins to show her true nature: without the traditional constraints of Southern society, she is masculine and adventurous. Drusilla portrays progressiveness, while Aunt Louisa portrays stringent Southern tradition. Discuss how Faulkner addresses humanity and the shift in the post-Civil War South through his use of his female characters.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the title "The Unvanquished" and why it is an appropriate or inappropriate title for the book. What meaning does this word hold for this story?

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