William Faulkner: Biography, Books, and Style


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Requiem for a Nun is a sequel to which novel?

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1. What is the third novel in the Snopes trilogy by William Faulkner in addition to The Hamlet and The Town?

2. Which of the following is TRUE about Yoknapatawpha County?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

William Faulkner was an American author and Nobel Laureate, regarded as one of the greatest authors of the 20th Century. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of William Faulkner's life and works. Some things you'll be assessed on include which novel Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun is a sequel for, which novels make up Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy, and what Yoknapatawpha is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Which novel Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun is a sequel for
  • Novels that make up Faulkner's Snopes trilogy
  • Identifying 'Yoknapatawpha'
  • Why Faulkner went to Hollywood
  • In which novel the Compson family is found

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Yoknapatawpha is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific works and biographical information of William Faulkner
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the Snopes trilogy and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about William Faulkner, review the accompanying lesson titled William Faulkner: Biography, Books, and Style. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • William Faulkner on film
  • Faulkner's early biography and war experience
  • Alcoholism
  • The Sound and the Fury
  • As I Lay Dying
  • The Reivers