Skip to Section Menu | Content | Volume Menu

Barn Burning

Short Answer Quiz

  1. Generally, where and when is "Barn Burning" set? What specific details reveal the setting?

  1. How does Sarty idealize his father’s war experience? What is the reality of that experience?

  1. What conflict arises in Sarty in the first court scene? Overall, what inner conflict does he have about his relationship with his father?

  1. How are social and economic class differences distinguished in the story? How do those differences relate to the behaviors of Ab Snopes?

  1. "Barn Burning" has been called a "coming of age" story in which a boy gains selfhood and independence from his family. What details from the story support this interpretation?

First Name:
Last Name:
Your Email Address:
Your Professor's Email Address: