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The Cask Of Amontillado Quiz

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Quiz to review the short story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      He kissed his sister

    • B. 

      He stole his money

    • C. 

      He insulted him

    • D. 

      He had an affair with his wife

  • 2. 
    What character flaw does Montresor exploit with Fortunato in order to convince him to enter the catacombs?
    • A. 

      Pride

    • B. 

      Compassion

    • C. 

      Apathy

  • 3. 
    The name Fortunato, which reminds you of the word, fortunate, is an example of which literary device?
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Imagery

  • 4. 
    Why are the servants abandoned Montresor's house?
    • A. 

      He has asked them to leave

    • B. 

      He doesn't have any servants

    • C. 

      He ordered them to stay on the night of the festival

    • D. 

      Sunday is always their free day during the week

  • 5. 
    What did Montresor not do to prepare for revenge?
    • A. 

      Placed wine on the passage

    • B. 

      Carry a trowel to build the wall

    • C. 

      Convince his wife to leave the house

    • D. 

      Put chains on the wall to secure Fortunato

  • 6. 
    When Fortunato says:"the cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me, I shall not die of a cough."What literary device is being used?
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 7. 
    What literary device is created through the use of the dark, damp catacombs below the home of Montresor?
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Mood

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Anger

    • B. 

      Happiness

    • C. 

      Greed

    • D. 

      Remorse