E.a. Poe's "the Masque Of The Red Death"

17 Questions  I  By Jfinney on January 17, 2011
A quiz to take as a pre and post test for the short story.

  

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1.  What is the allegorical meaning of the seven rooms?
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2.  The ebony clock is symbolic of the passage of time towards death.
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3.  Grotesque means:
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4.  Prince Prospero thought it was possible to escape:
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5.  "And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all" is another, more formal, way of saying:
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6.  All the details in the story are Poe's way of creating a sense of:
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7.  The eastern room, the blue room, may be symbolic of:
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8.  Pervade means:
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9.  As used in literature, a symbol is:
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10.  Prince Prospero reacted so violently towards the Red Death because he couldn't come to grips with his own mortality.
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11.  An allegory is a:
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12.  Allusion is:
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13.  The ebony clock stood against the:
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14.  Initially, the characterts in the story find refuge from the Red Death in the prince's "castellated abbey."
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15.  Prince Prospero symbolizes:
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16.  Which of the following statements from the story is a biblical allusion:
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17.  The genre of "The Masque of the Red Death" is: 
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