The Tell-tale Heart Vocabulary Quiz 1

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The Tell-tale Heart Vocabulary Quiz 1

"The Tell-tale-Heart is relayed by a narrator who is unnamed but has endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity while simultaneously describing a murder he committed. This short story is by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. Take the quiz below on some vocabulary from the book and see if you can write down their meanings.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the meaning of vexed?
    • A. 

      Annoyed, disturbed

    • B. 

      Amused, entertained

    • C. 

      Careful, cautiour

  • 2. 
    What is the meaning of cunningly? 
    • A. 

      Honestly, openly

    • B. 

      Sadly

    • C. 

      Slyly, sneakily

  • 3. 
    What is the meaning of acute?
    • A. 

      Pretty, lovely

    • B. 

      Dull, poor

    • C. 

      Sharp, excellent

  • 4. 
    What is the meaning of dissimulation?
    • A. 

      Smothering

    • B. 

      Dissection, cutting apart

    • C. 

      Deception, disguise

  • 5. 
    What is the meaning of foresight?
    • A. 

      Seeing and planning for the future

    • B. 

      Four eyed

    • C. 

      Forgetful

  • 6. 
    What is the meaning of the word awe? 
    • A. 

      A feeling of wonder or dread

    • B. 

      A feeling happiness

    • C. 

      A feeling of being powerful

  • 7. 
    What is the meaning of the word mortal?
    • A. 

      Related to the eye

    • B. 

      Related to the heart

    • C. 

      Related to death, fatal

  • 8. 
    What is the meaning of the word sagacity? 
    • A. 

      Slumping, sagging

    • B. 

      Wisdom, knowledge

    • C. 

      Deadliness

  • 9. 
    What is the meaning of the word suppositions?
    • A. 

      Guesses, assumptions

    • B. 

      Answers, replies

    • C. 

      Poundings, beatings

  • 10. 
    What is the meaning of the word unperceived?
    • A. 

      Not noticed, unseen

    • B. 

      Not alive, dead

    • C. 

      Not seeing, blind

  • 11. 
    What is the meaning of the word crevice?  
    • A. 

      A plank of wood

    • B. 

      A lantern, a light

    • C. 

      A crack, an opening

  • 12. 
    What is the meaning of the word marrow?
    • A. 

      The covering of the eye

    • B. 

      The innermost part, core, especially of bones

    • C. 

      A chamber of the heart

  • 13. 
    What is the meaning of the word refrained?  
    • A. 

      Screamed loudly, shrieked

    • B. 

      Let loose, let go

    • C. 

      Curbed, restrained, held oneself back

  • 14. 
    What is the meaning of the word resolved?
    • A. 

      Made a firm decision

    • B. 

      Dissolved

    • C. 

      Smothered

  • 15. 
    What is the meaning of the word stimulates?
    • A. 

      Opens, enters

    • B. 

      Smothers, stifles

    • C. 

      Spurs to action or activity, goads

  • 16. 
    What is the meaning of the word concealment?
    • A. 

      Hidden, hiding

    • B. 

      Dragging, pulling

    • C. 

      Opening, cracking

  • 17. 
    What is the meaning of the word precautions?
    • A. 

      Noises

    • B. 

      Safeguards

    • C. 

      Tickings

  • 18. 
    What is the meaning of the word reposed?
    • A. 

      Rested

    • B. 

      Arrested

    • C. 

      Deposed

  • 19. 
    What is the meaning of the word scantlings? 
    • A. 

      Noises

    • B. 

      Large amounts

    • C. 

      Small amounts

  • 20. 
    What is the meaning of the word waned? 
    • A. 

      Decreased, declined

    • B. 

      Increased, inclined

    • C. 

      Confused, mixed up

  • 21. 
    What is the meaning of the word fluently?
    • A. 

      Sickly, close to death

    • B. 

      With great effort

    • C. 

      Effortlessly, without effort

  • 22. 
    What is the meaning of the word hypocritically? 
    • A. 

      Carefully, cautiously

    • B. 

      Hypnotically

    • C. 

      Insincerely, dishonestly

  • 23. 
    What is the meaning of the word vehemently?
    • A. 

      Forcefully, intensly

    • B. 

      Quietly, silently

    • C. 

      Carefully, cautiously

  • 24. 
    What is the meaning of the word gasped?
    • A. 

      Grasped, grabbed

    • B. 

      Panted, greathed noisily

    • C. 

      Blinked

  • 25. 
    What is the meaning of the word derision?
    • A. 

      Scorn, ridicule, mocking

    • B. 

      Praise, compliment

    • C. 

      Rising, waking