Absalom, Absalom! Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year does the novel begin?
(a) 1833.
(b) 1909.
(c) 1875.
(d) 1900.

2. In what year does Stupen's marriage take place?
(a) 1909.
(b) 1838.
(c) 1833.
(d) 1865.

3. From whom does Sutpen purchase his land?
(a) The Jefferson bank.
(b) General Compson.
(c) Mr. Coldfield.
(d) Ikkemotubbe, a Native American.

4. Who lends Sutpen cotton seeds for his plantation?
(a) Mr. Coldfield.
(b) General Compson.
(c) Jefferson's hospitality committee.
(d) Mr. Akers.

5. Who wants Stupen and his bride to have a big wedding?
(a) The bride's father.
(b) The bride's mother.
(c) The bride's aunt.
(d) The groom's father.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Coldfield do with his store when the war breaks out?

2. After Sutpen's estate has been built but left unfurnished for several years, he leaves Jefferson for a short period of time. What does he return with?

3. How does Rosa acquire what she needs to make Judith's wedding gift?

4. Why does Stupen's bride cry on her wedding day?

5. Who helps Thomas Sutpen when he comes to Jefferson in 1833?

(see the answer key)

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