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Barn Burning

Barn Burning


by William Faulkner

Barn Burning: You’d Think Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow Would Have Learned from Past Mistakes 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 does Mr. De Spain tell Abner he’s going to charge him for the damage?

Thirty hours of free labor
He’s going to let the good people at State Farm handle this one
Twenty bushels of corn
Q. How does Abner respond to Mr. de Spain’s demand?

He relents and acts in accordance with de Spain’s orders
He quits
He files a lawsuit
He throws a drink in de Spain’s face (he saw that in a movie once)
Q. What does Abner plan to do next?

Murder de Spain
Burn down the de Spain barn
Rob de Spain
Kick de Spain in de nuts
Q. Why does Sarty run to the de Spain mansion?

To help his father
Because he is experiencing a threat level Orange bathroom emergency
To warn de Spain
To warn his father
Q. What does Sarty assume happened?

His father was killed
De Spain was killed
That crazy Marmaduke got himself into a pickle again