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Absalom, Absalom!

Absalom, Absalom!


by William Faulkner

Absalom, Absalom!: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Absalom, Absalom!? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Where does the title Absalom, Absalom! come from?

That weird guy on the street corner that you try not to make eye contact with
A Shakespeare play
The name of the town where Sutpen is born
The Bible
Q. What/who haunts the characters in the book?

The past
Those Darn Northerners
Q. By using the backdrop of the Civil War, Faulkner symbolizes what?

Good versus evil
Domestic conflict
North versus South
East versus West
Q. When the smell of wisteria wafts through the book, it is usually accompanied by what?

Society women from Jefferson
Cheap perfume
Thoughts of the past
Q. Naming his plantation Sutpen's Hundred, "as if it had been a king's grant in unbroken perpetuity from his great grandfather," is an example of Sutpen's desire to be treated as what?

Just another Southern plantation owner