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A Rose for Emily

A Rose for Emily


by William Faulkner

A Rose for Emily: Thorny Questions Quiz

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Q. The story begins with a funeral for whom?

Miss Emily Grierson
Colonel Sartoris
Colonel Sanders
Emily Dickinson
Q. Who is Tobe?

Emily’s pet rat
Emily’s neighbor
Emily’s dad
Emily’s servant
Q. What did Colonel Sartoris do for Emily?

Helped her with the upkeep on her house
Gave her a dispensation on her property taxes
Did her grocery shopping
Shoveled her front walkway
Q. What kind of lessons did Emily give from her home?

Singing lessons
Piano lessons
Ventriloquism lessons
China-painting lessons
Q. Some townspeople visit Emily a few years after her father’s death to complain about what?

Her refusal to marry
Her home’s shabbiness
Loud parties
A mysterious smell