The Pit And The Pendulum Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What is the first line of the story?
    • A. 

      There are few persons, even among the calmest thinkers...

    • B. 

      I was sick-sick unto death with that long agony...

    • C. 

      The sentence-the dread sentence of death...

    • D. 

      During the fall of the year 1827...


  • 2. 
    What phenomenon does the narrator discuss in great detail?
    • A. 

      The subconscious

    • B. 

      Swooning

    • C. 

      human suffering

    • D. 

      painless death


  • 3. 
    When the narrator wakes up what does the narrator think he is in?
    • A. 

      a tomb

    • B. 

      A wooden box

    • C. 

      A wall

    • D. 

      The superbowl


  • 4. 
    What does the narrator try to take from his pocket?
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Handkerchief

    • C. 

      Lock pick

    • D. 

      Knife


  • 5. 
    After the narrator passes out for the first time what does he find on the ground?
    • A. 

      His knife and some bread

    • B. 

      A letter and a rope

    • C. 

      A loaf of bread and water

    • D. 

      A blanket and soup


  • 6. 
    The first chamber was 50 yards and couldnt tell what shape it was.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    The narrator trips and falls which makes him realize what?
    • A. 

      his chin touches the floor, but his lips and upper head didn't touch solid surface

    • B. 

      there is another man in the chamber with him

    • C. 

      the room is actually 60 yards

    • D. 

      his captors have left wine and bread in the middle of the room


  • 8. 
    The narrator becomes scared and decides to stay close to the walls from then on out.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    Why does the narrator keep passing out? 
    • A. 

      He was tired

    • B. 

      He just wanted to sleep

    • C. 

      The waster was drugged

    • D. 

      He didn't sleep again


  • 10. 
    What was the prison cell made out of?
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Rock

    • D. 

      Brick


  • 11. 
    When the narrator was bound to wood what body part(s) were still free?
    • A. 

      head and left arm

    • B. 

      his ankles

    • C. 

      his arms

    • D. 

      right arm and abdominal area


  • 12. 
    What animals started to gather around the narrator?
    • A. 

      Lions

    • B. 

      Rats

    • C. 

      Deamons

    • D. 

      Birds


  • 13. 
    What does the narrator notice is on the ceiling?
    • A. 

      More rats

    • B. 

      Birds

    • C. 

      A bell

    • D. 

      A pendulum


  • 14. 
    Where was the pendulum going to cut?
    • A. 

      The neck

    • B. 

      The stomach

    • C. 

      The heart

    • D. 

      The legs


  • 15. 
    Moments before the pendulum was to hit him what did the narrator do that he didn't in a long time?
    • A. 

      Pray

    • B. 

      Think

    • C. 

      Cry

    • D. 

      Smile


  • 16. 
    The narrator frees himself by using the pendulum to cut the ropes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 17. 
    Was he still imprisoned after he escaped the pendulum?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 18. 
    What shape did the chamber walls change into?
    • A. 

      Square

    • B. 

      Circle

    • C. 

      Dodecahedron

    • D. 

      Diamond


  • 19. 
    The story takes place AFTER the inquisition? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 20. 
    Is the narrator killed?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 21. 
    Who saves the narrator?
    • A. 

      The french army

    • B. 

      The british army

    • C. 

      The english army

    • D. 

      The starfleer


  • 22. 
    The story takes places in Spain
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 23. 
    What would you have done if you were strapped to the wood and there was a pendulum about to cut through you?

  • 24. 
    Do you think you would stay calm and think like the narrator or just freak out and panic?

  • 25. 
    Why do you think the narrator is so calm when he was underpressure?

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