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A Rose for Emily

Quiz by Karen Harrell

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  • Q1
    Which quotation does not foreshadow the ending of the story?
    "When Miss Emily opened the package at home there was written on the box, under the skill and bones: 'For rats'."
    "When the town got free postal delivery, Miss Emily alone refused to let them fasten the metal numbers above her door and attach a mailbox to it?
    "We remember all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will."
    "So when Miss Emily got to be thirty and was still single, we were not pleased exactly, but vindicated; even with insanity in the family she wouldn't have turned down all of her chances if they had really materialized."
  • Q2
    When the smell developed around Miss Emily's house, the older Aldermen were reluctant to ask her about it because they
    were afraid of her temper
    knew she would be too ill to do anything about it
    didn't want to embarrass or humiliate a lady with such a question
    were afraid of what they might discover
  • Q3
    The narrator implies that Miss Emily's father tended to do all of the following EXCEPT
    spoil her
    overprotect her
    control her
    trust her
  • Q4
    In the setting of the story, it is assumed that the ultimate goal of a young woman such as Miss Emily is to
    become wealthy
    serve the community
    gain fame in a profession
  • Q5
    The narrator believes that Miss Emily's father did all he could to
    make Miss Emily happy.
    ensure that Miss Emily would never marry.
    encourage Miss Emily to become more humble and less proud.
    find a suitable husband for Miss Emily.
  • Q6
    Colonel Sartoris released Miss Emily from paying taxes because he
    did not want to see her humiliated.
    knew the town owed her father money.
    was being kind because he was her uncle.
    hoped to marry her.
  • Q7
    When the Boar of Aldermen tried to get Miss Emily to pay her taxes, her reply was one of
    calm pride.
    wild despair.
    complete bewilderment.
  • Q8
    At different points in her life, Miss Emily was considered all of the following by the townspeople except
  • Q9
    By killing Homer Barron, Miss Emily finally manages to
    gain the town's pity
    defy her father
    gain the town's respect
    find true love
  • Q10
    In this story, the narrator's point of view is most representative of the views and opinions held by
    Miss Emily
    Homer Barron
    the people in the community
    Miss Emily's father

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