© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Absalom, Absalom!

Absalom, Absalom!

by William Faulkner

Absalom, Absalom!: Themes (For the Most Part) 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. As he does in most of his novels, Faulkner portrays the families in Abaslom, Absalom! as behaving how?


Incestuously
Arrogantly
Dysfunctionally
Hot blooded
Q. Sutpen's greatest strength, and also his greatest weakness, is what?


His hair
Ambition
Extreme arrogance
Willful ignorance
Q. What does Sutpen learn at the front door of the white man's mansion?


That he is half-black
That not all whites are created equal
That the door is locked
That "his kind ain't tolerated there"
Advertisement
Advertisement