A Rose for Emily: Characters & Symbolism


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Who is the main character in 'A Rose for Emily'?

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1. Who is the Yankee foreman that comes to Jefferson to pave the sidewalks?

2. How long does Emily keep her father's body after he dies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily is the story of Emily's death and the subsequent reveal of her darkest secrets. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the story's characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Characters
  • Major plot points

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can identify the major plot points present in A Rose for Emily
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characters in the story
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of A Rose for Emily to answer questions regarding the character's actions

Additional Learning

To learn more about the analysis of A Rose for Emily, review the accompanying lesson called A Rose for Emily Characters & Symbolism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize A Rose for Emily
  • Know the characters
  • Analyze character motivations
  • Understand the story's symbolism