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. Why does Mrs. Compson approach Drusilla when she returns home?

2. Sartoris is running against Benbow to become _______.

3. When does Bayard see Drusilla after Louisa arrives?

4. Why did the stranger kill the black man for the boys to find?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why do Bayard and Ringo hold Ab responsible for Granny's death?

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

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

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

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

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

9. How do Bayard and Grumby approach killing differently?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Through "The Unvanquished," readers experiences unlikely empathetic actions on behalf of some and a severe lack in others. Colonel Dick is generous to Granny, while the slaves abandon their families to get to the river. Discuss Faulkner's exploration of empathy in "The Unvanquished" and how this impacts the portrait of humanity.

Essay Topic 2

Through Bayard's childhood perspective, Faulkner's humor, and Bayard's adult perspective, warfare is represented in several different lights: from glorified to demonized and violent to psychological. Discuss how Faulkner interprets warfare in "The Unvanquished", focusing on the various approaches he takes.

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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