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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. What does Aunt Louisa do when she arrives in Jefferson?

2. Ringo believes: "The war ain't over. It just _____ good.

3. What is Louisa's final task in setting Drusilla right?

4. How did Aunt Louisa feel about Drusilla going to war?

5. Why are the Burdens in Jefferson?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why doesn't Bayard kill Ab?

5. How do Bayard and Grumby approach killing differently?

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

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

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

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

10. Has the war changed Sartoris? How?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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