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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

by Ambrose Bierce

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Peyton begins the story looking at


The creek
The sky
His hands
His wife
Q. To the protagonist, water equals


Freedom
Quenching thirst
Death
Q. What dances in this story?


Men
Soldiers
Couples
Driftwood
Q. How does time work in this story?


The story is all told as a flashback.
The story is told sequentially as it happened.
We travel back and forth between time periods.
Q. What ticks off the seconds Farquhar has left?


Soldier's timepiece
Hourglass
His watch
Grandfather clock
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