Edgar Allan Poe: Life And Works Trivia Quiz

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Edgar Allan Poe: Life And Works Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What year was Edgar Allan Poe born?
    • A. 

      1809

    • B. 

      1909

    • C. 

      1849

    • D. 

      1949

  • 2. 
    Edgar Allan Poe is known as the first writer of what genre of writing?
    • A. 

      Romantic fiction

    • B. 

      Nonfiction

    • C. 

      Detective fiction

    • D. 

      Horror fiction

  • 3. 
    What is Poe's most famous poem?
    • A. 

      "Annabel Lee"

    • B. 

      "The Raven"

    • C. 

      "The Bells"

    • D. 

      "Tell-Tale Heart"

  • 4. 
    What job did Poe's birth parents have?
    • A. 

      Tobacco merchants

    • B. 

      Writers

    • C. 

      Actors

    • D. 

      None

  • 5. 
    Why did Poe get kicked out of West Point Military School?
    • A. 

      He drank too much.

    • B. 

      He broke too many rules.

    • C. 

      He left the base.

    • D. 

      He scared too many people.

  • 6. 
    How did Poe's wife, Virginia, die?
    • A. 

      She was murdered.

    • B. 

      She got tuberculosis.

    • C. 

      She had a brain tumor.

    • D. 

      She killed herself.

  • 7. 
    Poe died at the age of 40. What city did he die in?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Philadelphia

    • C. 

      Baltimore

  • 8. 
    What is the wind a symbol for in "Annabel Lee"?
    • A. 

      Murder

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Tuberculosis/disease

    • D. 

      Family

  • 9. 
    Who is the poem, "Annabel Lee", probably written about?
    • A. 

      Poe's mother

    • B. 

      Poe's adopted mother

    • C. 

      Poe's aunt

    • D. 

      Poe's wife/cousin

  • 10. 
    At the beginning of "The Tell-Tale Heart", the narrator says, "TRUE! - nervous - very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am MAD?" What is the meaning of the word MAD as the narrator uses is?
    • A. 

      Angry

    • B. 

      Crazy

    • C. 

      Frustrated

    • D. 

      Sane

  • 11. 
    In "The Tell-Tale Heart", the narrator tells us that he doesn't want the man's gold and that he loves the old man. So, why does he want to kill him?
    • A. 

      He's annoyed by the old man's voice.

    • B. 

      He is driven crazy by the old man's eye.

    • C. 

      He wants the old man's house.

    • D. 

      He is angry that the old man is smarter than him.

  • 12. 
    How long does the narrator of "The Tell-Tale Heart" watch the old man while he's sleeping?
    • A. 

      One day

    • B. 

      One month

    • C. 

      One year

    • D. 

      One week

  • 13. 
    What does the old man do on the 8th night?
    • A. 

      He sits up in bed and cries, "who's there??"

    • B. 

      He sleeps soundly.

    • C. 

      He attacks the narrator.

    • D. 

      He crawls under his bed.

  • 14. 
    How does the narrator kill the old man?
    • A. 

      He stabs him in his heart with a knife.

    • B. 

      He suffocates him under the bed mattress.

    • C. 

      He strangles him with his hands.

    • D. 

      He poisons him.

  • 15. 
    What is the CLIMAX of "The Tell-Tale Heart"?
    • A. 

      When the old man wakes up.

    • B. 

      When the narrator confesses.

    • C. 

      When the narrator kills the old man a puts his body under the floor boards.

    • D. 

      When the narrator stalks the old man.

  • 16. 
    What is the beating heart a symbol of?
    • A. 

      A feeling of hatred

    • B. 

      A feeling of sadness

    • C. 

      A feeling of guilt

    • D. 

      A feeling of confusion

  • 17. 
    What is the RESOLUTION of "The Tell-Tale Heart"?
    • A. 

      The narrator gets away with the murder.

    • B. 

      The old man comes back to life.

    • C. 

      The police question the narrator.

    • D. 

      The narrator confesses.

  • 18. 
    Why does the narrator confess to the police?
    • A. 

      He hears the beating of the old man's heart in his head.

    • B. 

      He sees a spot of blood on the floor and thinks they'll see it.

    • C. 

      He thinks the police already know.

    • D. 

      He isn't a very good liar.

  • 19. 
    The _______________ of a fiction text is the beginning in which the author tells us about the characters and begins the plot.
    • A. 

      Resolution

    • B. 

      Rising action

    • C. 

      Introduction or exposition

    • D. 

      Falling action

  • 20. 
    The ____________ of a fiction text is the highest point of action in the plot.
    • A. 

      Introduction or exposition

    • B. 

      Falling action

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Resolution or conclusion

  • 21. 
    The _____________ is the series of all the actions in a story.
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Resolution

    • D. 

      Summary

  • 22. 
    When we compared and contrasted "The Tell-Tale Heart" text with the video versions, what kind of connections were we making?
    • A. 

      Text-to-Self Connections

    • B. 

      Text-to-Text Connections

    • C. 

      Text-to-World Connections

  • 23. 
    When we stopped and tried to figure out what was going to happen NEXT while reading "The Tell-Tale Heart", what were we doing?
    • A. 

      Making Connections

    • B. 

      Summarizing

    • C. 

      Predicting

    • D. 

      Inferring

  • 24. 
    What was the last word that Poe was screaming before he died?
    • A. 

      Virginia!!!

    • B. 

      Raven!!!

    • C. 

      Murder!!!

    • D. 

      Reynolds!!!

  • 25. 
    How did Poe die?
    • A. 

      He was murdered.

    • B. 

      He committed suicide.

    • C. 

      He had a brain tumor.

    • D. 

      We don't know for sure. It's a mystery!