How Well You Know Edgar Allan Poe? Quiz

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How well you know Edgar Allan Poe? Edgar Poe is considered one of the best poets there ever has been, and he is remembered for his stories of Macabre. Did you know that the Ravens football team has been named after him and he used to call Eddie? Do take up this quiz and get to see how much more you will learn about him. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select the word grouping that best describes Poe's writing. 
    • A. 

      Cheery, light, comedic

    • B. 

      Murder, bizarre, mysterious

    • C. 

      Nature, rural, realistic

  • 2. 
    'And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you'- here I opened wide the door;- Darkness there, and nothing more."
    • A. 

      "The Masque of the Red Death"

    • B. 

      "The Tell-Tale Heart"

    • C. 

      "The Raven"

  • 3. 
    Poe is known for being the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Most of Poe's well-known biography is fiction because his arch enemy wrote it in an attempt to defame the author. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What year was Poe born?
  • 6. 
    "The Raven" is Poe's most famous publication. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    How old was Poe when he died? And what was the cause of death?
  • 8. 
    Who was Poe's arch enemy?
  • 9. 
    Because of Poe's rival, after Poe died his publication sales decreased. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    "Presently I heard a slight groan, and I knew it was the groan of mortal terror. It was not a groan of pain or of grief --oh, no! --it was the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul when overcharged with awe. I knew the sound well. Many a night, just at midnight, when all the world slept, it has welled up from my own bosom, deepening, with its dreadful echo, the terrors that distracted me."
    • A. 

      "The Tell-Tale Heart"

    • B. 

      "The Cask of Amontillado"

    • C. 

      "The Fall of the House of Usher"

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