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 doesn't Bayard kill Ab?

2. Why does Bayard kill Grumby?

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

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

5. In the scheme, Bayard and Granny are responsible for what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What was Granny's motive in stealing and selling mules?

5. Has the war changed Sartoris? How?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Race is a significant and theme of "The Unvanquished": slaves are not all treated equally by characters and each character has a different agenda. Discuss the nature of race in the book and how the various dimensions are developed and the role they play.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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