Collected Stories of William Faulkner Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 136 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Collected Stories of William Faulkner Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 136 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. How old is Pete's younger brother when he decides he wants to join the Army?

2. When Doom wants to settle an argument between two men in his tribe, what type of fight does he arrange?

3. Whom does Res Grier take with him when he returns to work on the church in the middle of the night?

4. What building is Res Grier in charge of reshingling?

5. Where are the Indians searching for the slave?

Short Essay Questions

1. What request does Pappy make of Doom when he returns to the tribe, and what is Doom's response?

2. Whom does the desirable woman in "A Courtship" decide to marry, and how does she make her decision?

3. Why do the Jefferson townsfolk pity Emily Grierson after her father dies?

4. What happens when Flem Snopes attempts to turn his two black co-workers against each other in the story "Centaur in Brass"?

5. What rumor spreads through town about Minnie Cooper, and how do the townsfolk react in the story "Dry September"?

6. How does Lucius Provine treat the black people in his neighborhood when he is a child?

7. What happens to Lucius Provine when he travels to the Indian reservation?

8. Why is Lucius Provine sent to see the Indian doctor while out on a bear hunt?

9. Why do the Indians come to the president's office seeking advice in the story "Lo"?

10. How is the slave finally captured in the story "Red Leaves"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the stories "Two Soldiers" and "Shall Not Perish," Faulkner plays with the contrast between the rich and poor during the Civil War. First, give a description of the way the poor families are portrayed in these two stories and compare/contrast this with the description of the rich families. Then argue which of these groups of people Faulkner sympathizes with more, and give at least two examples from the text to back up your argument.

Essay Topic 2

"A Courtship" tells the tale of two men who are fighting over the hand of the same woman. First, describe each of the woman's suitors. Then explain how the suitors competed with each other and the lesson they learned in the end. Finally, describe how the Indian woman in this story took matters into her own hands, and the effects of her decision.

Essay Topic 3

"Wash" is a story about race relations on slave plantations. First, compare/contrast the way white slaves and black slaves are treated on the plantation. How does this unbalanced treatment affect Wash's life? Then compare/contrast the way Wash hoped his master would treat his granddaughter with the way he actually treated her. How did this unexpected treatment lead Wash to commit double murder?

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