William Faulkner Trivia Quiz: An American Writer

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William Faulkner Trivia Quiz: An American Writer

William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897. He was a well-known American author who modelled his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi (where Faulkner lived the majority of his life), on Lafayette County, Mississippi, for his books of short stories and novels. One of the most well-known authors in American literature and a Nobel Prize winner, Faulkner is regarded as the greatest author of Southern literature. Let’s play the quiz based on William Faulkner.

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Faulkner planned to write which of the following when he first moved to California?

  • Screen plays

  • Novels

  • Short Stories

  • Poetry

What was the title of the fictional county that served as the backdrop for numerous books by William Faulkner?

  • Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi

  • Lafayette County, Mississippi

  • Tallahatchie County, Mississippi

  • Yocona County, Mississippi

Faulkner attended which of the following colleges?

  • University of Tennessee

  • University of Southern California

  • University of Miami

  • University of Mississippi

Faulkner did not write which of the following?

  • The Sound and the Fury

  • Common Sense

  • As I Lay Dying

  • Light in August

What William Faulkner novel was adapted into a 1949 film?

  • Pylon

  • The Sound and the Fury 

  • Intruder in the Dust

  • Sanctuary

When did William Faulkner die?

  • July 3, 1962

  • July 4, 1962

  • July 5, 1962

  • July 6, 1962

Where was William Faulkner born?

  • Vermont

  • Delaware

  • Nevada

  • Mississippi

To whom did William Faulkner get married?

  • Olivia Oldham

  • Estelle Oldham 

  • Charlotte Oldham

  • Ava Oldham

When was William Faulkner awarded the Nobel Prize?

  • In 1937

  • In 1928

  • In 1949

  • In 1931

When was William Faulkner born?

  • September 24, 1897

  • September 25, 1897

  • September 26, 1897

  • September 27, 1897

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