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

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  • 1. 
    The genre of "The Masque of the Red Death" is: 
    • A. 

      Play

    • B. 

      Short story

    • C. 

      Novel

    • D. 

      Poem


  • 2. 
    Prince Prospero symbolizes:
    • A. 

      The good fortune of life

    • B. 

      Death

    • C. 

      Old age

    • D. 

      Nature


  • 3. 
    As used in literature, a symbol is:
    • A. 

      Something that stands for itself and something else

    • B. 

      Extreme exaggeration

    • C. 

      A comparison between two things using "like" or "as"

    • D. 

      What begins the action of a story


  • 4. 
    The eastern room, the blue room, may be symbolic of:
    • A. 

      Birth and infancy; innocence

    • B. 

      Old age

    • C. 

      Death


  • 5. 
    The ebony clock is symbolic of the passage of time towards death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    An allegory is a:
    • A. 

      Short story turned into a play

    • B. 

      A poem

    • C. 

      A work with two layers of meaning


  • 7. 
    Initially, the characterts in the story find refuge from the Red Death in the prince's "castellated abbey."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    The ebony clock stood against the:
    • A. 

      Western wall

    • B. 

      Eastern wall

    • C. 

      Neither


  • 9. 
    Grotesque means:
    • A. 

      Having a bizarre, fantastic appearance

    • B. 

      The tail end of romanticism

    • C. 

      The lack of restrictions


  • 10. 
    Pervade means:
    • A. 

      To spread throughout

    • B. 

      Fearless

    • C. 

      Laid waste to


  • 11. 
    What is the allegorical meaning of the seven rooms?
    • A. 

      The seven ages, or "stages," of life

    • B. 

      Party decorations to enliven the mood of the ball

    • C. 

      Prince Prospero had a huge mansion


  • 12. 
    All the details in the story are Poe's way of creating a sense of:
    • A. 

      Horror

    • B. 

      Amusement

    • C. 

      Confusion


  • 13. 
    Prince Prospero thought it was possible to escape:
    • A. 

      Life

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Death


  • 14. 
    Prince Prospero reacted so violently towards the Red Death because he couldn't come to grips with his own mortality.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    "And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all" is another, more formal, way of saying:
    • A. 

      "Death held power over everyone"

    • B. 

      "Death only strikes when you fear it"

    • C. 

      "Death comes when one least expects it"


  • 16. 
    Allusion is:
    • A. 

      The repetition of consonant sounds

    • B. 

      A point by point comparison

    • C. 

      An indirect reference to a person, place, or literary work


  • 17. 
    Which of the following statements from the story is a biblical allusion:
    • A. 

      "who dares insult us with this blasphemou mockery?"

    • B. 

      "He had come like a thief in the night."

    • C. 

      "But in spite of these things it was a gay and magnificant revel."


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