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Barn Burning

Barn Burning


by William Faulkner

Barn Burning: This One’s a Real Barnburner Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Barn Burning? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is Abner Snopes accused of doing?

Burning down a barn
Robbing the country store
Stealing a horse
Being Li’l
Q. What does the Judge tell Abner?

To leave and never come back
That he is letting him off with a warning
That Madonna’s Body of Evidence is inadmissible in court
That he is sentencing him to five years in county jail
Q. Why does Abner hit Sarty?

Because he’s training for his upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao
Because he catches Sarty trying to start a fire
Because he has been drinking
Because Sarty almost betrayed him in court
Because Sarty talked back to him
Q. What does Abner tell Sarty is the most important thing?

Being respectful
Standing by your family
Upholding the law
Q. What does Abner do upon meeting his new boss in his big, fancy mansion?

Intentionally tracks in poop from the yard and mashes it into a white rug
Throws a handful of tomatoes against a white wall
Intentionally spills a hot tea down the front of his boss’ white shirt
Worst of all - informs his boss that he used to work for Monsanto