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The Raven, By Edgar Allan Poe

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The Raven, By Edgar Allan Poe

"The Raven" is a narrative poem by the American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in January 1845. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow decent into madness. To read the entire poem, visit this website; http://www. Online-literature. Com/poe/335/Then take the quiz and see how much you can remember about Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Midnight

    • B. 

      Noon

    • C. 

      Dawn

  • 2. 
    When the author first heard the "rapping at his chamber door", who did he think was outside?
    • A. 

      His neighbor, who had been dead for three years

    • B. 

      The raven

    • C. 

      Some late night visitor

  • 3. 
    What month does the poem take place?
    • A. 

      December

    • B. 

      January

    • C. 

      February

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the "rare and radiant maiden" whom the author pines for?
    • A. 

      Annabelle

    • B. 

      Lenore

    • C. 

      Lydia

  • 5. 
    What happens when the author opens the door?
    • A. 

      The raven flies in

    • B. 

      He only sees darkness

    • C. 

      He sees Lenore standing outside

  • 6. 
    What word does the raven say whenever it talks?
    • A. 

      Nevermore

    • B. 

      Prophet

    • C. 

      Lenore

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Lenore

    • B. 

      Prophet

    • C. 

      My friend

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      He stepped in the window

    • B. 

      He flew in the door

    • C. 

      He was already in the house

  • 9. 
    Where does the raven perch when he comes into the house?
    • A. 

      The door frame

    • B. 

      The mantle above the fireplace

    • C. 

      A bust of Pallas

  • 10. 
     And finally, what was the author doing at the beginning of the poem when he heard the rapping at his door?
    • A. 

      Reading a book

    • B. 

      Writing a letter

    • C. 

      Eating dinner