Absalom, Absalom! Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Thomas Sutpen comes to Jefferson, what does the town notice that is strange about his appearance?
(a) He is extremely short.
(b) He is missing a leg.
(c) He looks as if he had been ill.
(d) He is wearing a brand-new suit.

2. Where is Sutpen's architect from?
(a) New Orleans.
(b) Martinique.
(c) Spain.
(d) Jefferson.

3. Why is Quentin listening to the story about Sutpen?
(a) He feels sorry for Thomas Sutpen.
(b) He is requested specifically by the person telling the story.
(c) His mother asks him to,
(d) His father makes him.

4. What is the weather like the night of Sutpen's wedding?
(a) There is a tornado coming.
(b) It is raining.
(c) It is a perfect summer night.
(d) It is snowing.

5. In what state is Jefferson located?
(a) New Orleans.
(b) South Carolina.
(c) Mississippi.
(d) Massachusetts.

Short Answer Questions

1. What military conflict has Miss Coldfield lived through?

2. Why is Quentin Compson going to leave Jefferson in the fall?

3. What is the relationship between Rosa Coldfield and Judith Sutpen?

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

5. In what year does Stupen's marriage take place?

(see the answer key)

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