The Life And Novels Of William Faulkner

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The Life And Novels Of William Faulkner

This quiz is designed to test your basic knowledge of William Faulkner and his works.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where was William Faulkner born?
    • A. 

      Tennessee

    • B. 

      Mississippi

    • C. 

      Georgia

    • D. 

      Kentucky

  • 2. 
    What types of works did William Faulkner write?
    • A. 

      Novels

    • B. 

      Screenplays

    • C. 

      Short stories

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    In what year did William Faulkner win the Nobel Prize?
    • A. 

      1937

    • B. 

      1928

    • C. 

      1949

    • D. 

      1931

  • 4. 
    How many novels does Faulkner have on the 100 Best English-language novels of the 20th century list?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

  • 5. 
    William Faulkner's last name wasn't always Faulkner.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Faulkner was denied entrance into the United States Army.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following colleges was attended by Faulkner?
    • A. 

      University of Mississippi

    • B. 

      University of Tennessee

    • C. 

      University of Southern California

    • D. 

      University of Miami

  • 8. 
    Faulkner dropped out of college before recieving his degree.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    When Faulkner first moved to California he was planning on writing which of the following?
    • A. 

      Novels

    • B. 

      Short Stories

    • C. 

      Screen plays

    • D. 

      Poetry

  • 10. 
    Although faced with temptation throughout the war, Faulkner remained sober through the entirety of his life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    ________________ was the fictional county that Faulkner made up based on his childhood home.
  • 12. 
    Which of the following was not written by Faulkner?
    • A. 

      The Sound and the Fury

    • B. 

      As I Lay Dying

    • C. 

      Common Sense

    • D. 

      Light in August

  • 13. 
    Faulkner wrote the majority of works on a farm in ________________.
  • 14. 
    The theme of his stories is the decay of the old South.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    In additition to the Nobel Prize Faulkner also won the _______ ________ award.
  • 16. 
    Faulkner wrote not only for movies, but also for television shows.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which of the following films was not written by Faulkner or based off of one of his works?
    • A. 

      The Big Sleep

    • B. 

      The Long Hot Summer

    • C. 

      Big Fish

    • D. 

      To Have and Have Not

  • 18. 
    "A _____________ can live through anything," was one of Faulkner's famous quotes.
  • 19. 
    There is a Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference being held in July of 2012.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Topics of the Fifty Years after Faulkner celebration will include all of the following except?
    • A. 

      Reassessments of Faulkner's later writings

    • B. 

      The civil rights movement

    • C. 

      Faulkner's effects on Tennessee

    • D. 

      Faulkner's relationship to the Cold War

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