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Light in August

Light in August


by William Faulkner

Light in August: These People are Faulked Up Quiz

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Q. Why is Reverend Gail Hightower obsessed with the city of Jefferson?

Because his grandfather was murdered there
Because he is convinced there is a treasure buried there
Because it batted its eyes at him at a dinner party a few years back and he’s never been attracted to another city since
Because he had a vision that that is where he is supposed to live out the rest of his life
Q. What happens to Hightower after his wife is found dead?

He is arrested for murder
He commits suicide
He is forced to resign from the church
He finally gets to start hosting his weekly poker game again
Q. What merits a $1,000 reward?

The recovery of Miss Burden’s dog
800 hours of hard manual labor
Any information as to the whereabouts of Lucas Burch
The capture of Joanna’s murderer
Q. Who is Doc Hines?

Plastic surgeon to the stars
Joanna’s murderer
Joe Christmas’ father
The man who has been blackmailing Hightower
Q. What does Percy Grimm do to Joe Christmas in addition to shooting him?

He castrates him
He carves his own initials into Joe’s cheek
He cuts off his head
He invites him out for coffee, but is not met with an answer, as he has already shot him