The Sound and the Fury Part 4 Questions and Answers

William Faulkner

Part 4 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What does Jason think at first when he finds that the window of his room has been broken?

2. What does Jason call Mrs Compson when she is slow about giving him the key to Miss Quentin’s room?

3. What does Mrs Compson look for when she learns that Miss Quentin is missing?

4. What does Jason do as soon as he gets into Miss Quentin’s room and finds the bed has not been slept in?

5. What does Luster tell Dilsey about Miss Quentin before they go to church?

6. What did Mrs Compson ask for after Dilsey returned from church?

7. Why did the sheriff refuse to help Jason pursue Miss Quentin and the travelling entertainer with a red tie?

8. Why was Jason so upset about the loss of his niece and of the money?

9. Where did Jason expect to find his niece and the man with the red tie?

10. What first starts Benjy crying in the afternoon?

Answers
1. When Jason finds the window in his room has been broken, he first thinks that Luster and Benjy are responsible.

2. When she is slow about giving him the key to Miss Quentin’s room, Jason calls Mrs Compson an “old fool.”

3. When she learns that Miss Quentin is missing, Mrs Compson looks for a suicide note.

4. When Jason gets into Miss Quentin’s room and finds the bed has not been slept in, he runs to his room and checks the box where he keeps his money.

5. Before they go to church, Luster tells Dilsey that Miss Quentin climbs out of her room on a pear tree every night.

6. After Dilsey had returned from church, Mrs Compson asked for a Bible.

7. The sheriff refused to help Jason pursue Miss Quentin and the travelling entertainer with a red tie because there was no proof that they stole the money.

8. Jason was so upset about the loss of his niece and of the money because they symbolized compensation for the job and the opportunities which had been denied him.

9. Jason expected to find his niece and the man with the red tie in the car which he had followed the previous day.

10. Benjy first starts crying when a golfer uses the word “caddie,” reminding him of his sister.