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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. Which beverage do the hunters drink when they are bored during their hunting trips?
2. How does the convict react when he hears he must return to prison, this time with an extended sentence?
3. Who finally sells the land on which the hunting camp is located?
4. What was the name of Carothers' favorite slave with whom he fathered a child?
5. Under what type of tree is Boon sitting when Ike falls upon him?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Old Ben killed?
2. How do Ike and McCaslin learn the dark truth of their family's history on the plantation?
3. Why must the convict and Cajun man eventually part ways?
4. How does Ike live his life after he decides not to accept his inherited land?
5. What is the history of race-relations between Blacks and Whites in the South, as Ike understands it?
6. What type of relationship do Boon and Ike have?
7. What happens when the convict meets the woman of his dreams at a refugee camp?
8. Where do the convict and the refugee stay when they leave the Red Cross boat?
9. How did Ash attempt to outshine Ike as children, and what was the result of his attempt?
10. Who or what kills Major de Spain's colt?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout his life, the tall convict questions what it means to have a "normal" life outside of prison. First, describe the reaction the tall convict has to the pregnant refugee he is ordered to save. What does this woman teach the tall convict about life on "the outside"? Then, explain the reaction the tall convict has to the young woman he meets in the refugee camp. What does this woman teach the tall convict about life on the outside? Finally, explain which woman you think had a deeper impact on the convict, and who the convict will be thinking about while finishing his sentence behind bars. Be sure to include at least two examples from the text that you believe strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
In the novels, "The Bear" and "The Old Man", Faulkner chooses to employ protagonists that are sparsely described, even ambiguous in character. Choose one of the ambiguously described characters from this collection and describe what the reader knows about the character from the text. Then, argue whether or not the vague description of the character is effective and why. What message do you think Faulkner is sending to the audience through his sparse use of detail? Be sure to include at least two examples from the text that you believe help strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
In the story "Spotted Horses", money becomes a central theme to understanding the relationships in the town. Henry Armstid's money cycles into many characters' hands. First, explain the chain of hand-offs of Henry Armstid's money. Why did the money change hands so many times? Then, explain where the money ended up at the close of the story. Finally, explain what financial state the Armstid family was in at the end of the story and why this state is significant to understanding the message of "Spotted Horses".
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