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Faulkner's Light in August: Summary & Quotes

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In Faulkner's Light in August, who does Lena Grove travel to Jefferson, Mississippi, to find?

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1. In Faulkner's Light in August, Lucas Burch goes by another name in the town of Jefferson. What is it?

2. In Faulkner's Light in August, where does Joe Christmas live as a young child?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our quiz/worksheet combo is a handy way to see how well you understand Light in August by William Faulkner before you take a test or continue your studies. Here you'll be asked about the history of Joe Christmas, who kills him and who Lena Grove is looking to find by traveling to Jefferson, Mississippi.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to check how well you can:

  • Explain who Lena Grove attempts to find by traveling to Jefferson, Mississippi
  • Identify the name that Lucas Burch goes by in the town of Jefferson
  • Discuss where Joe Christmas lived as a young child
  • Name the person who kills Joe Christmas in the story
  • Detail who Joe Christmas kills in the story and why

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Light in August by William Faulkner
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding where Joe Christmas lived as a young child and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name of the character who kills Joe Christmas in the book

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about this book, our lesson called Faulkner's Light in August: Summary & Quotes provides additional details. After you finish this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain how Byron Bunch helps Lena
  • Detail the relationship between Joe Christmas and Joanna Burden
  • Discuss why Joanna Burden is shunned by the townspeople
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