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A Rose for Emily

A Rose for Emily


by William Faulkner

A Rose for Emily: A Rose by Any Other Name Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around A Rose for Emily? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. When Emily is “over thirty,” she buys which of the following:

Birth control
Lots of cigarettes
Q. Why is Homer Barron in town?

He is looking for a job
He is overseeing a crew that is paving the town’s sidewalks
He is part of the witness relocation program
He heard about Emily and wants to meet her
Q. The town gets the minister to talk to Emily about what?

Her father’s death
Her cigarette use
Going back to school
Homer Barron
Q. What kind of uniforms did some of the older men wear to the funeral?

Postal worker uniforms
Sailor suits
Confederate soldier uniforms
School uniforms
Q. What do the townspeople find in the room that “no one has seen in forty years”?

Lots of dust bunnies
A forlorn princess with really long hair
A bunch of old junk
The corpse of Homer Barron