A Rose for Emily Setting: Analysis & Quotes


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Where does William Faulkner's ''A Rose for Emily'' take place?

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1. When does William Faulkner's ''A Rose for Emily'' take place?

2. In what county is William Faulkner's ''A Rose for Emily'' set?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple-choice quiz will test you on the setting in William Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily'. The quiz requires you to be familiar with the county where the story takes place and other details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on the following:

  • When and where (city/state) 'A Rose for Emily' takes place
  • What 'microcosm' means in literature
  • Colonel Sartoris' act of kindness
  • The county in which the story is set

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a main term, such as microcosm
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about when 'A Rose for Emily' takes place
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the act of kindness by Colonel Sartoris and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Continue your studies on this short story with the lesson titled 'A Rose for Emily' Setting: Analysis & Quotes. Below is a quick look at some of the topics covered:

  • When Emily Grierson was born
  • An overview of the setting
  • The relationship between Emily and the townspeople