A Rose for Emily Ending: Analysis & Meaning - Quiz & Worksheet


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In ''A Rose for Emily'', what clues do the townsfolk have that Emily slept with the corpse?

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1. William Faulkner's ending to ''A Rose for Emily'' makes his story an example of:

2. In ''A Rose for Emily'', when Emily dies, what do the townspeople find in a room on the second floor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It's easy to quickly test your understanding of the end of William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily with our short quiz and worksheet. Here you'll be asked about who Emily falls in love with, what happens to all of her young suitors and whose body is found in the secret room.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz asks you questions about:

  • What happens to young Emily's suitors
  • Who Emily falls in love with
  • Why Emily's new boyfriend seems unsuitable to the townspeople
  • Whose body is found when the secret room in Emily's house is opened
  • How the townspeople know that Emily has been sleeping next to a corpse

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding who Emily falls in love with and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the townspeople know that Emily has been sleeping next to a corpse
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding whose body is found in the secret room

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson we've created called A Rose for Emily Ending: Analysis & Meaning to study this subject in more depth. After finishing this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Detail how the townspeople feel about Emily Grierson
  • Outline the suspected reason Emily purchased arsenic
  • Describe Emily's appearance as an old woman