Edgar Allan Poe - Test

13 Questions  I  By Mrrmullins on October 30, 2008
Test your knowledge about Edgar Allan Poe and his life and work.

  

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1.  Edgar Allan Poe was born in what year?
2.  Poe was taken in by a wealthy tobacco merchant.  What was his name?
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3.  Poe later upon leaving prepatory school attended what university?
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4.  Poe would later leave college because of what difficulty?
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5.  What room did Poe occupy while at living at college?
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6.  Poe later entered what military school?
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7.  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?
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8.  Poe was a master of several different genres but is best known for what kind of work?
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9.  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.
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10.  Poe's character soon discovers he will either die from_______________________, being ____________________ or be eaten by__________________________________.
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11.  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?
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12.  Edgar Allan Poe died when he was 40 years old.  In what town did he lose his life?
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13.  There are many theories as to what killed Poe.  Of the various reasons, what seems to have been the least likely?
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