“A Rose for Emily” Quiz

A literary studies quiz/test for William Faulkner’s short story, “A Rose for Emily.”

  • 20 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 4 Short Answer Questions
  • Answer Key (Suggested Content for Short Answer Questions Also Included)

This resource is formatted so that instructors can use one, three or all four short answer questions, which allows you to adjust the time-allotment for the assessment and which effectively determines whether you are using the resource as a quiz or as a more comprehensive test.

The short answer questions address symbolism and theme in the story and can be used to effectively prepare students for more in-depth literary analysis writing on Faulkner’s story (i.e., an essay assignment).

Used as an assessment prior to a larger discussion on the story, quizzes like this one can be a great way to focus analysis and clear the path to strong interpretations of the text.

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