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 is Granny disheartened by the conclusion of her scheme?

2. When does Bayard see Drusilla after Louisa arrives?

3. ]Why don't the Union soldiers take Granny's mules?

4. How does Granny respond to the soldier's accusations about her scheme?

5. Drusilla complains: "I went to war to hunt Yankees, not hunting ______."

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do Bayard and Grumby approach killing differently?

3. Why does the Union army burn many plantation houses?

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

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

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

7. Who is the most effective weapon against the Union army? How so?

8. Why doesn't Bayard kill Ab?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Aside from our protagonists, Faulkner utilizes several secondary characters. These characters represent alternate avenues to issues (Aunt Louisa to femininity, and Uncle Buck to slavery). Discuss the use of secondary characters in "The Unvanquished": what are they meant to represent? How do they round out the narrative? How do they aid to Faulkner's larger message with the book?

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