The Raven, By Edgar Allan Poe

10 Questions  I  By Literaturegirl on September 25, 2009
"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.

  

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1.  What time does the poem take place?
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2.  When the author first heard the "rapping at his chamber door", who did he think was outside?
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3.  What month does the poem take place?
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4.  What is the name of the "rare and radiant maiden" whom the author pines for?
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5.  What happens when the author opens the door?
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6.  What word does the raven say whenever it talks?
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7.  What does the author call the bird throughout the poem?
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8.  How did the raven get into the house?
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9.  Where does the raven perch when he comes into the house?
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10.   And finally, what was the author doing at the beginning of the poem when he heard the rapping at his door?
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