Absalom, Absalom! by Faulkner: Summary & Characters


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Absalom! Absalom falls into which genre?

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1. The story is set in a fictional town of which state?

2. The title of the novel is based on which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Absalom! Absalom is one of William Faulkner's most widely read novels, and it examines familial history in the American Deep South. The worksheet/quiz combo will test you on the history behind the title of the novel, its setting, and its theme of the link between the past and future.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The genre of Absalom! Absalom
  • Where the story takes place
  • Major themes of the novel
  • The history behind the title
  • Interactions between the characters Quentin Compson and Shreve

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Absalom! Absalom
  • Making connections - understanding of the link between the past and the future of the American Deep South and the people who inhabit it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the events, characters, and themes of the novel

Additional Learning

To learn more about this famous Faulkner novel, review the corresponding lesson on Absalom! Absalom synopsis and characters. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize the plot of the novel
  • Explore the historical context that Faulkner sets forth
  • Introduce the major characters
  • Describe the theme of the connection between past and future