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 Bayard kill Grumby?

2. What has Granny been doing with much of her earnings from their scheme?

3. Where does Sartoris relocate the voting to?

4. What has changed since the boys went looking for Grumby and Ab?

5. How does Buck receive the story of Bayard and Ringo's journey?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

8. How do Bayard and Grumby approach killing differently?

9. Has the war changed Sartoris? How?

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

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?

Essay Topic 2

Stemming from the chaotic nature of the war, the maturing of two of the protagonists (Bayard and Ringo), and the uprooted nature of the Sartoris family, characters are forced to take on others' roles. Discuss how these role reversals take place and how they prove as pivotal to the narrative.

Essay Topic 3

Loyalty becomes a dilemma in "The Unvanquished": Colonel Dick helps Confederates and slaves betray their masters. Discuss the nature of loyalty portrayed in "The Unvanquished": what is Faulkner's portrait of its nature?

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