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"A Rose For Emily" is a fiction novel by American author W. Faulkner about fictional characters published in 1930 about the funeral of Emily Grierson. The quiz will gauge how much you know about the story. The story had amazing characters, superb delivery lines, and an interesting plot. This quiz contains questions about the novel to see how much you know or remember about it. If you find the quiz interesting, do share it with your friends. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is this?

    • A.

      Emily Grierson

    • B.

      Colonel Sartoris

    • C.

      Judge Stevens

    • D.

      Homer Barron("her lover")

    • E.

      Emily's servent

    Correct Answer
    D. Homer Barron("her lover")
    Explanation
    This question is asking to identify a person based on the given options. The correct answer is "Homer Barron ("her lover")". This suggests that the person being referred to is Emily Grierson's lover.

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  • 2. 

    Why did everybody complain about Emily's house?

    • A.

      The ugly appearance

    • B.

      The smell

    • C.

      The noise

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      Nobody complained

    Correct Answer
    B. The smell
    Explanation
    Everybody complained about Emily's house because of the smell.

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  • 3. 

    What did the townspeople find laying on the pillow next to Homer Barron?

    • A.

      A hair

    • B.

      A button

    • C.

      Another skull

    • D.

      A tooth

    • E.

      Emily's will

    Correct Answer
    A. A hair
    Explanation
    The townspeople found a hair laying on the pillow next to Homer Barron. This suggests that Homer Barron had been sleeping next to someone else, possibly Emily, and the hair is evidence of their intimate relationship.

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  • 4. 

    What did Emily want to buy from the druggist?

    • A.

      Aspirin

    • B.

      Birth control

    • C.

      Arthritis medication

    • D.

      Vitamins

    • E.

      Arsenic

    Correct Answer
    E. Arsenic
  • 5. 

    In the short story "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, what is the significance of the "rose" in the title?

    • A.

      It symbolizes Emily's love for gardening. 

    • B.

      It represents the main character's romantic relationship.

    • C.

      It symbolizes the town's admiration and respect for Emily.

    • D.

      It signifies the decaying beauty of Emily's life.

    Correct Answer
    D. It signifies the decaying beauty of Emily's life.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is D. The "rose" in the title symbolizes the decaying beauty of Emily's life and the passage of time. It reflects the idea that, like a rose, Emily's life once had beauty and vitality but eventually wilted and faded.

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  • 6. 

    After the death of Emily's father, how many days was it before he was buried?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      17

    • E.

      He was never buried

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    After the death of Emily's father, it took 3 days before he was buried.

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  • 7. 

    What did the townspeople do about the smell coming form Emily's house?

    • A.

      Sprinkled lime secretly all around the house

    • B.

      Raided her house looking for the source

    • C.

      Asked her why her house smelled so bad

    • D.

      Tried to tax her because of it

    • E.

      Killed her

    Correct Answer
    A. Sprinkled lime secretly all around the house
    Explanation
    The townspeople sprinkled lime secretly all around Emily's house to mask the smell coming from it. This suggests that they were aware of the foul odor and took action to address it without directly confronting Emily or invading her privacy by raiding her house. The use of lime is a common method to neutralize odors, indicating that the townspeople were trying to mitigate the smell without causing unnecessary conflict or harm.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the only one seen coming and going for Emily's house for many years?

    • A.

      Emily

    • B.

      Emily's father

    • C.

      Tobe, the "Negro" servant

    • D.

      Emily's black cat

    • E.

      Mary, the housekeep

    Correct Answer
    C. Tobe, the "Negro" servant
    Explanation
    Tobe, the "Negro" servant, was the only one seen coming and going for Emily's house for many years. This suggests that Tobe was a regular presence in Emily's life and was responsible for taking care of the house and attending to Emily's needs. The use of the term "Negro" indicates that this story takes place during a time when racial segregation was prevalent. Tobe's consistent presence implies that he played a significant role in Emily's life and was likely trusted by her.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these words BEST describes Emily herself?

    • A.

      Rosy

    • B.

      Cheerful

    • C.

      Cooperative

    • D.

      Lively

    • E.

      Creepy

    Correct Answer
    E. Creepy
  • 10. 

    What is the motif of the story?

    • A.

      Gossips

    • B.

      Crying

    • C.

      Depression

    • D.

      Hunting

    Correct Answer
    A. Gossips
    Explanation
    The motif of the story is gossips. This means that the story revolves around the theme or recurring element of gossip. Gossips may play a significant role in the plot, character development, or overall message of the story. It could be a driving force behind conflicts, relationships, or the downfall of certain characters. The motif of gossips suggests that the story explores the impact and consequences of spreading rumors or engaging in idle talk.

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