The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner: Summary & Analysis


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In which Shakespearean play do we find a reference to the title of William Faulkner's novel, The Sound and the Fury?

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1. Why do some readers find The Sound and the Fury confusing?

2. What did William Faulkner do to make the novel easier to understand?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Sound and the Fury is a novel by William Faulkner, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the plot, characters and theme of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Literary reference to a Shakespearean play
  • Themes of The Sound and the Fury
  • Writing style of William Faulkner
  • Character representing a Christ figure

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Faulkner's writing style
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characters and themes of The Sound and the Fury

Additional Learning

To learn more about The Sound and the Fury, review the lesson called The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the story of The Sound and the Fury
  • Understand the themes of The Sound and the Fury
  • Learn about about Faulkner's narrative techniques