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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying


by William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying: ... I Will Be Reading Some Light Faulkner Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around As I Lay Dying? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How many different narrators tell this story?

Only one, but it feels like many more because of how all over the place it is
Q. Who are Darl’s brothers?

Cash and Jewel
Dough and Rock
Buck and Stone
Greenback and Bling
Q. What is one of Darl’s brothers building for their mother?

A jewelry box
A boat
A shed
Some piece of crap out of popsicle sticks and cotton balls, but bless her heart, she’ll love it anyway
A coffin
Q. What happens while Darl is away from the house?

Addie dies
One of his brothers sets fire to the living room
His toys come alive and embark on a great adventure, returning to their toy box just seconds before he returns
There is an explosion in the basement
Q. Why is it a problem that Dewey Dell is pregnant?

She has a delicate medical condition
She conceived the baby while her husband was away at war
She is unmarried
Really? You want to splash around in that gene pool?