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Edgar Allan Poe - Test

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Edgar Allan Poe - Test

Test your knowledge about Edgar Allan Poe and his life and work.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Poe was taken in by a wealthy tobacco merchant.  What was his name?
    • A. 

      Rothschild Poe

    • B. 

      John Henry Edgar

    • C. 

      John Allan

    • D. 

      Winston Salem

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Trammel Tech

    • B. 

      Darwin University

    • C. 

      Bold Camp College

    • D. 

      The University of Virginia - Charlottesville

  • 3. 
    Poe would later leave college because of what difficulty?
    • A. 

      He didn't get along with this roommate

    • B. 

      His stepfather cut him off from funds

    • C. 

      He gambled and put himself into debt

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Room 5150

    • B. 

      Room 1701

    • C. 

      Room 2

    • D. 

      Room 13

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Pound Military Academy

    • B. 

      Birchfield Military Training and Officers School

    • C. 

      United States Military Academy

    • D. 

      The French Foreign Legion

  • 6. 
    Poe's first work of poetry was entitled "Tamerlane and Other Poems".  If a copy was found in existence today, what would the book be worth?
    • A. 

      $10.00

    • B. 

      $100.00

    • C. 

      $10,000

    • D. 

      $200,000

  • 7. 
    Poe was a master of several different genres but is best known for what kind of work?
    • A. 

      Macabre

    • B. 

      Love story

    • C. 

      Historical works

    • D. 

      Do it yourself books

  • 8. 
    One of Poe's most famous short stories is "The Pit and the Pendulum".  The story deals with a man who has been in a _____________________and forced to choose his fate during a time of war.
    • A. 

      Fast Stop Restroom

    • B. 

      Dungeon

    • C. 

      McDonald's Drive Thru

    • D. 

      Prison

  • 9. 
    Poe's character soon discovers he will either die from_______________________, being ____________________ or be eaten by__________________________________.
    • A. 

      Hurling himself into the path of an oncoming train, fed Shredded Wheat for the rest of life, the guard dog Friendly

    • B. 

      Eating too much fast food, thrown in the path of an oncoming wheelchair, his duct tape covered cat he has abused.

    • C. 

      Falling into the pit, cut in two by a large dangling pendulum, ravenous rats

    • D. 

      Going mad in a small cell, forced to consume prison food, Hannibal Lecter, his new cellmate

  • 10. 
    Poe's character describes being tortured mentally and physically but is Poe writing about his experiences personally or trying to catch the reader's attention?
    • A. 

      Capture the reader's attention

    • B. 

      His experiences

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Big Stone Gap, VA

    • B. 

      Baltimore, MD

    • C. 

      Derby, VA

    • D. 

      Dante, VA

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Stubbing his toe

    • B. 

      Death from exposure

    • C. 

      Drinking in the pub, later found in the street

    • D. 

      Listening to the "Best of Guns and Roses"