Quizzes on Walker Percy
For Percy Readers at All Levels, Test Yourself for Fun and Learn About Walker Percy & His Writings
"If I had the choice of knowing the truth or searching for the truth, I'd take the search."
— Walker Percy
- First Lines Quiz
How much of a book do you remember after you read it? Do you remember the very first line? See if you can match the first line from each of Walker Percy's novels to the name of the novel. Test your memory with this quiz.
- Who Said That? Quiz
In all of Walker Percy's novels, characters leap to the fore. He's created unique, living, breathing people in his books. In this quiz, you'll be given a line or two of dialogue and have to determine which of his characters said it. Give it a shot.
- Multiple Choice Quiz of The Moviegoer
This quiz tests your knowledge of The Moviegoer, Walker Percy's first novel. This is not meant to be a comprehensive test, but a fun supplemental quiz of your knowledge and key themes in the novel. Are you ready?
Downloadable Quizzes in Print Format
The following additional supporting materials are available for printing. You can download a quiz specific to any of the Percy novels below for self-grading. Each quiz contains 15 multiple-choice and 5 true-or-false questions in individual PDFs.
The Project thanks Dr. Farrell O'Gorman of Belmont Abbey College and Dr. Doug Mitchell of the University of Mobile (AL) for preparing these quizzes.