"The Cask Of Amontillado"

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The Cask Of Amontillado Quizzes & Trivia

This is a short quiz to test if you've read "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe. The quiz also covers the basic terminology that we will use throughout the semester as you apply the terms to the story. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the narrator of the story?
    • A. 

      Fortunato

    • B. 

      Montresor

    • C. 

      Luchesi

  • 2. 
    What is the main setting of the story?
    • A. 

      Montresor's palazzo

    • B. 

      The town's carnival

    • C. 

      Fortunado's palazzo

    • D. 

      Montresor's wine vaults

  • 3. 
    What is a theme of the story?
    • A. 

      Revenge

    • B. 

      Friendship

    • C. 

      Loneliness

    • D. 

      Reverie and joy

  • 4. 
    Fortunado states, "the cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough." This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Character

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Point of view

  • 5. 
    Montresor says, "Come...we will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was. You are a man to be missed..." This is an example of what?
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Allegory

    • D. 

      Tone

  • 6. 
    The Montresor family crest is a golden human foot stepping on a snake that is bitting the heel. What is the motto on the crest?
    • A. 

      D mihi factum, dabo tibi ius (Give me the facts, I give you the law)

    • B. 

      Timor mortis conturbat me (The fear of death confounds me)

    • C. 

      Nemo me impune lacessit (No one wounds me with impunity)

  • 7. 
    How does Montresor kill Fortunato?
    • A. 

      Stabbing

    • B. 

      Hanging

    • C. 

      Immurement

    • D. 

      Hits him in the head with a brick

  • 8. 
    Why does Montresor want to kill Fortunato?
    • A. 

      Fortunato stole money from him

    • B. 

      Fortunato killed his sister

    • C. 

      Their families were feuding

    • D. 

      The reason is not explictly stated

  • 9. 
    Before leaving Fortunato, Montresor throws something in the room. What was it?
    • A. 

      A torch

    • B. 

      A map

    • C. 

      A book

    • D. 

      A human skull

  • 10. 
    How does the story end?
    • A. 

      Fortunato screaming that he will have his revenge

    • B. 

      Luchesi finding Fortunato's dead body

    • C. 

      Montresor saying that no one has disturbed the scene for 50 years

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