Our sixth literary quiz was dedicated to William Faulkner. We had plenty of near misses but no outright winner.
1- What actor did
Faulkner feel most comfortable with during his time as scriptwriter in Hollywood?
2- Of which story did
Malcolm Cowley write: "[It is] the only other story of Mississippi that can be
set beside Huckleberry Finn without shrivilling under the comparison."?
3- What was the name of
the film based on the novel Sanctuary?
4- Faulkner wrote a
film script based on a crime noir novel by which one of the following authors?
5- In Faulkners
opinion, what place provided the ideal setting for a writer to work?
6-Why was Faulkner
dismissed from his position as head of the post office at the University of Mississippi?
7- What novel did Faulkner publish with
the help of his friend, Sherwood Anderson?
8- Which work would Faulkner read each
year "like some people read the Bible"?
9- What is the name of the imaginary
county in which the majority of Faulkners novels take place?
10- What work was the writer refering to
when he stated: "Even before sitting down in front of the paper and writing the first
words, I knew which had to be the last."
11- In Absalom, Absalom! Quentin
says: "I dont. I dont! I dont hate it! I dont hate it!"
What doesnt he hate?
12-What advice did Faulkner give to
writers interested in narrative technique?
13- In what year did Faulkner win the
National Book Award for his "Collected Short Stories"?
14- "Tell him that, at my age, one
is too old to travel so far only to dine with a stranger." This was Faulkners
response to an invitation from which president to dine at the White House?
15- Which of the following has a special
meaning for Temple Drake?
16- How long did it take Faulkner to
write his novel As I Lay Dying?
17- When asked if he had read this
writers work, Faulkner answered, "I have never read him. Nor did Shakespeare
read him. I doubt that Melville has read him, and Im sure that Moby Dick
didnt." What writer is he refering to?
18- The short story "Dry
19- The principal figure of The
Hamlet and of the whole "Snopes" trilogy is:
20- What advice did Faulkner give to
those people who read his novels two or three times and still werent able to
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Answers to last issue's William Faulkner Quiz