The Cask Of Amontillada

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  • 1. 

    Who is the narrator of The  Cask of Amontillada.

    • A.

      Fortunato

    • B.

      Montresor

    • C.

      Roderick

    Correct Answer
    B. Montresor
    Explanation
    Montresor is the narrator of "The Cask of Amontillado." This is evident from the first-person point of view used throughout the story, as Montresor recounts his plan for revenge against Fortunato. Montresor's narration allows the reader to get inside his mind and understand his motivations and thoughts as he carries out his sinister plot.

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  • 2. 

    Why does the narrator murder Fortunato?

    • A.

      For insulting him by walling him up alive behind bricks in the cellar.

    • B.

      For insulting him by walling him up alive behind bricks in the attic.

    • C.

      For insulting him by walling him up alive behind bricks in the closet.

    • D.

      For insulting him by walling him up alive behind bricks in the laundry room.

    Correct Answer
    A. For insulting him by walling him up alive behind bricks in the cellar.
    Explanation
    The narrator murders Fortunato because Fortunato insulted him by walling him up alive behind bricks in the cellar.

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  • 3. 

    What did Montresor murder?

    • A.

      Wine expert Poe

    • B.

      Wine expert Fortunato

    • C.

      Wine expert Roderick

    Correct Answer
    B. Wine expert Fortunato
    Explanation
    Montresor murdered the wine expert Fortunato. This can be inferred from the question, which asks what Montresor murdered, and the answer choices, which include Fortunato as the only wine expert mentioned. The other options, Poe and Roderick, are not relevant to the question and can be disregarded.

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  • 4. 

    What was Fortunato dressed as?

    • A.

      Soldier

    • B.

      Pirate

    • C.

      Singer

    • D.

      Court jester

    Correct Answer
    D. Court jester
    Explanation
    Fortunato was dressed as a court jester. This can be inferred from the question which asks about his attire. A court jester is a traditional character known for their colorful and eccentric clothing, often consisting of a motley outfit with a pointed hat with bells.

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  • 5. 

    Fortunato’s dress is ironically symbolic of a ______________and suggests that salvation is what Montresor seeks. 

    • A.

      Sacrificial victim

    • B.

      Friend

    • C.

      Love one

    • D.

      Stranger

    Correct Answer
    A. Sacrificial victim
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sacrificial victim." Fortunato's dress is ironically symbolic of a sacrificial victim because it represents his impending doom at the hands of Montresor. The dress suggests that Montresor seeks salvation through the act of sacrificing Fortunato, possibly to satisfy his desire for revenge or to assert his dominance over him. This symbolism adds to the overall theme of betrayal and manipulation in the story.

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  • 6. 

    Montresor dresses unlike the festive carnival season and more like a __________. 

    • A.

      Prince.

    • B.

      King.

    • C.

      priest.

    • D.

      Soldier

    Correct Answer
    C. priest.
    Explanation
    Montresor dresses unlike the festive carnival season, suggesting that he does not participate in the merriment and revelry associated with the occasion. Instead, he dresses more like a priest, which implies a somber and serious demeanor. This choice of attire aligns with Montresor's dark and sinister nature, as he plans to carry out a revengeful act against Fortunato. The priest's attire also symbolizes the religious connotations of the story, as Montresor seeks to execute his plan in a calculated and ritualistic manner.

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  • 7. 

    Montresor’s black roquelaire symbolizes a priest’s ___________ worn during a funeral mass. 

    • A.

      Black coat

    • B.

      Black cope

    • C.

      Black shoes

    • D.

      Black shirt

    Correct Answer
    B. Black cope
    Explanation
    The black roquelaire worn by Montresor symbolizes a priest's black cope worn during a funeral mass. A cope is a liturgical vestment worn by clergy during certain religious ceremonies, particularly during the celebration of the Mass. The black color signifies mourning and solemnity, which aligns with the dark and sinister nature of Montresor's actions in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado."

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  • 8. 

    Montresor’s dress reveals that he intends to _______Fortunato.

    • A.

      Fight

    • B.

      Dance

    • C.

      Eat

    • D.

      Bury

    Correct Answer
    D. Bury
    Explanation
    Montresor's dress reveals that he intends to bury Fortunato. The word "dress" suggests that Montresor is preparing himself for a specific activity or purpose. In this case, the act of dressing up implies that Montresor is getting ready to carry out a plan, and the word "bury" indicates his intention to bury Fortunato. This implies that Montresor has sinister intentions towards Fortunato, and the act of burying suggests that he plans to harm or kill him.

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  • 9. 

    Ironically, as a symbolic priest, Montresor buries Fortunato _______ “without a chance for confession

    • A.

      Shot

    • B.

      Dead

    • C.

      Alive

    • D.

      Naked

    Correct Answer
    C. Alive
    Explanation
    Montresor, as a symbolic priest, ironically buries Fortunato alive "without a chance for confession." This suggests that Montresor is seeking revenge on Fortunato and wants to ensure that he suffers a slow and agonizing death, without the opportunity to confess his sins or seek forgiveness. This adds to the dark and sinister nature of Montresor's character and emphasizes his cold-hearted and vengeful motives.

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  • 10. 

    Where is the setting?

    • A.

      carnival

    • B.

      Park

    • C.

      School

    • D.

      Church

    Correct Answer
    A. carnival
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "carnival" because the question is asking about the location of the setting, and a carnival is typically held in a specific place or venue. The other options, such as park, school, and church, are not typically associated with a carnival setting.

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  • 11. 

    Montresor ironically lures a ____________, a mirror image of Montresor’s evil side, with Fortunato’s sense of pride to his own burial. 

    • A.

      Sober Fortunato

    • B.

      Drunken Fortunato

    • C.

      Full Fortunato

    • D.

      Skinny Fortunato

    Correct Answer
    B. Drunken Fortunato
    Explanation
    Montresor lures a drunken Fortunato to his own burial because Fortunato's impaired judgment and impaired senses make him an easy target for Montresor's revenge. Fortunato's pride in his knowledge and expertise in wine also plays a role in his downfall, as Montresor uses the promise of a rare and valuable wine to entice him into the catacombs. The irony lies in the fact that Fortunato's love for wine, which he considers a source of pleasure and sophistication, ultimately leads to his demise.

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  • 12. 

    The ___________ are an ironic symbol of Montresor’s mind. 

    • A.

      River

    • B.

      Caves

    • C.

      Catacombs

    • D.

      Lake

    Correct Answer
    C. Catacombs
    Explanation
    The catacombs are an ironic symbol of Montresor's mind because they represent the hidden depths of his twisted thoughts and desires. Just as the catacombs are dark, mysterious, and filled with secrets, Montresor's mind is also filled with darkness and secrets. The catacombs also symbolize death and the burial of the past, which aligns with Montresor's plan to bury Fortunato alive. Overall, the catacombs serve as a fitting symbol for Montresor's disturbed and vengeful state of mind.

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  • 13. 

    How many injuries has the narrator 'permitted' from Fortunato?

    • A.

      1000

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      200

    • D.

      10,000

    Correct Answer
    A. 1000
    Explanation
    The narrator in the story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe has permitted 1000 injuries to Fortunato. This suggests that the narrator has been plotting his revenge against Fortunato for a long time and has inflicted numerous injuries upon him. The high number of injuries indicates the depth of the narrator's resentment and the extent to which he is willing to go to seek vengeance.

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  • 14. 

    Poe always liked to do things "at length". The same is true with the narrator in this story. He knows of Fortunato's weakness and uses it to his advantage. What is this weakness?

    • A.

      Love

    • B.

      Food

    • C.

      His own ego

    • D.

      Singing

    Correct Answer
    C. His own ego
    Explanation
    The weakness of Fortunato, the narrator in the story, is his own ego. The narrator is aware of Fortunato's vanity and pride, and he manipulates it to lure Fortunato into his trap. Fortunato's ego blinds him to the narrator's true intentions, leading to his downfall.

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  • 15. 

    When the narrator first saw Fortunato at the carnival, what was his condition?

    • A.

      Sleeping

    • B.

      Fat

    • C.

      drunk

    • D.

      Dead

    Correct Answer
    C. drunk
    Explanation
    When the narrator first saw Fortunato at the carnival, his condition was drunk. This can be inferred from the fact that the narrator describes Fortunato as being "intoxicated with alcohol" and "swaying from side to side" as he walked. The mention of Fortunato's drunkenness suggests that he had consumed a significant amount of alcohol and was visibly impaired.

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  • 16. 

    As soon as the narrator sees Fortunato, he tells him that he has received "a pipe for what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts". Who does the narrator suggest that he is going to see to find out if the wine is genuine?

    • A.

      Fortunato

    • B.

      Luchesi.

    • C.

      Sherry

    • D.

      Amontillado

    Correct Answer
    B. Luchesi.
    Explanation
    The narrator suggests that he is going to see Luchesi to find out if the wine is genuine.

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  • 17. 

    The narrator's vaults were very damp due to the fact that they were encrusted with what?

    • A.

      Dirt

    • B.

      Clay

    • C.

      Nitre

    • D.

      Slime

    Correct Answer
    C. Nitre
    Explanation
    The correct answer is nitre. Nitre, also known as potassium nitrate, is a mineral compound that can form on surfaces in damp environments. It is commonly found in caves and other underground spaces. The presence of nitre indicates that the narrator's vaults were damp and possibly in a state of disrepair.

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  • 18. 

    What is the motto of the Montresor family?

    • A.

      Nemo me impune lacessit literally means "No one provokes me with impunity".

    • B.

      Hem no pume literally means "No one provokes me with impunity".

    • C.

      Jek te pluk literally means "No one provokes me with impunity".

    Correct Answer
    A. Nemo me impune lacessit literally means "No one provokes me with impunity".
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nemo me impune lacessit" which literally means "No one provokes me with impunity". This Latin phrase is the motto of the Montresor family. It suggests that the Montresor family will not tolerate any provocation or offense without seeking revenge or taking action. It reflects their strong sense of pride and the belief in protecting their honor.

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  • 19. 

    Montresor's vault was lined with human remains.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado," the character Montresor leads his victim, Fortunato, to his family's catacombs. These catacombs are described as being lined with human remains, suggesting that Montresor has used his family's vault to store the bodies of his previous victims. This detail adds to the dark and sinister atmosphere of the story and highlights Montresor's twisted and vengeful nature.

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  • 20. 

    As the two men were walking down into the vault, Montresor stated that the cask was in a cave at the end of the vault. Fortunato, we are aware, is still completely drunk. What does Montresor do to keep Fortunato in the cave of the vault?

    • A.

      Cut him in half

    • B.

      Chains him to the wall.

    • C.

      Tied him to dead people

    Correct Answer
    B. Chains him to the wall.
    Explanation
    Montresor chains Fortunato to the wall in order to keep him in the cave of the vault. This action ensures that Fortunato is unable to escape or interfere with Montresor's plan to seek revenge.

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  • 21. 

    How many tiers (or rows) of stone did Montresor have to lay in order to wall Fortunato up in the cave?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      11

    Correct Answer
    D. 11
    Explanation
    Montresor had to lay 11 tiers or rows of stone in order to wall Fortunato up in the cave. This means that he had to stack 11 layers of stone on top of each other to completely seal off the entrance and trap Fortunato inside.

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  • 22. 

    How long has it been that no one has disturbed Fortunato's bones?

    • A.

      Half a century

    • B.

      Century

    • C.

      Year

    • D.

      Decade

    Correct Answer
    A. Half a century
    Explanation
    Fortunato's bones have not been disturbed for half a century, which means that it has been 50 years since anyone has disturbed them. This implies that Fortunato's remains have been undisturbed for a significant amount of time, emphasizing the longevity of their undisturbed state.

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