The Tell-tale Heart

15 Questions  I  By Cmeade
This is a quiz on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe.

  
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1.  In what way has the old man previously wronged the narrator?
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2.  The narrator imagines the old man's bad eye as the eye of a
3.  The old man has fastened his shutters because
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4.  The narrator compares the lantern's ray falling on the eye to
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5.  The old man can best be characterized as
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6.  How does the murderer get rid of the victim's body?
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7.  An important example of sound imagery in the story is
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8.  The narrator claims that his attitude toward the old man has always been
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9.  An image that signals the approaching death of the old man is
10.  When he lets the police into the old man's room, the narrator sits
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11.  The narrator makes his confession to the police because
12.  The narrator's nervousness increased his ______ sense of hearing. He could hear really well.
13.  The narrator was ______ by the old man's eye. It disturbed him greatly.
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14.  The narrator said, "In the enthusiasm of my confidence, I brought chairs into the room and desired them here to rest from their fatigues, while I myself, in the wild _____ of my perfect triumph, placed my own seat upon the very spot beneath which reposed the corpse of the victim."
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15.  The narrator says, "Never before that night had I felt the extent of my own powers--of my sagacity. I could barely contain my feelings of triumph." What does he mean by sagacity?
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