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Trivia Quiz - William Faulkner: Super Southern Writer!


What do you know about the life of William Faulkner?

Quiz Number: 3246
Date Submitted: October 14, 2009
Quiz Categories: American Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: Secret_Author
Average Score: 48 percent
Times Taken: 83 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4
Quiz is about: William Faulkner

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William Faulkner Super Southern Writer
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1. William Faulkner won 2 Pulitzer Prizes for his books. One was for "The Reivers." For what novel was the second Pulitzer?
  A.   A Fable
  B.   The Sound And The Fury
  C.   Light In August
  D.   Sanctuary

2. Where was William Faulkner born?
  A.   Jackson, Mississippi
  B.   Greenwood, Mississippi
  C.   New Albany, Mississippi
  D.   Union, Mississippi

3. Most of Faulkner's stories are set in what state?
  A.   Louisiana
  B.   Mississippi
  C.   Alabama
  D.   Georgia

4. William Faulkner won what award for his writings that were published in 1949?
  A.   Pulitzer Prize
  B.   National Book Award
  C.   Nobel Prize in Literature
  D.   The Newberry Award

5. Who is the oldest child of Jason and Caroline Compson in the Faulkner novel, "The Sound and the Fury"?
  A.   Benjamin ("Benjy", born Maury) Compson
  B.   Jason Compson IV
  C.   Candace "Caddy" Compson
  D.   Quentin Compson III

6. Why was William Faulkner turned down when he tried to enlist in the United States Navy?
  A.   bad vision
  B.   his height
  C.   bad heart
  D.   flat feet

7. What was the name of William Faulkner's first novel?
  A.   Soldier's Pay
  B.   The Sound and the Fury
  C.   Sanctuary
  D.   Light In August

8. The Faulkner novel, "Absalom, Absalom!," takes place before, during, and after what American War?
  A.   Revolutionary War
  B.   Civil War
  C.   War of 1812
  D.   Spanish-American War

9. William Faulkner served as Writer-In-Residence at what University?
  A.   University of Alabama
  B.   University of Mississippi
  C.   University of Georgia
  D.   University of Virginia

10. William Faulkner wrote three Novels that together were called The Snopes Trilogy. The first two were,"The Hamlet" and "The Town". What was the name of the third one?
  A.   The Mansion
  B.   The Plantation
  C.   The House
  D.   The Homestead


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