Edgar Allan Poe Quiz: Trivia Facts!

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Edgar Allan Poe Quiz: Trivia Facts!

Edgar Allan was the first writer to use the terms shirt story in history and died when he was just forty-years-old. Some of his works are used by scholars to study literary devices due to how good they were written. One of the other things he is known for is his signature mustache that he only got to wear for four years till his death. This quiz will help you know more about him.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Masque of the Red Death" was influenced by what disease?
    • A. 

      Whopping Cough

    • B. 

      Measles

    • C. 

      Tuberculosis

    • D. 

      Yellow Fever

  • 2. 
    Edgar Allan Poe's poems usually end in...........
    • A. 

      Rebirth

    • B. 

      Happiness

    • C. 

      Laughter

    • D. 

      Death

  • 3. 
    Was Edgar Allan Poe ever in the army?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    In what year was Edgar Allan Poe born?
    • A. 

      1809

    • B. 

      1873

    • C. 

      1951

    • D. 

      1765

  • 5. 
    Edgar Allan Poe was paid how much money for The Raven?
    • A. 

      $35

    • B. 

      $9

    • C. 

      $300

    • D. 

      $5

  • 6. 
    Edgar Allan Poe's biological mother was a/an.........
    • A. 

      School teacher

    • B. 

      Seamtriess

    • C. 

      Journalist

    • D. 

      Actress

  • 7. 
    Edgar Allan Poe died of.....
    • A. 

      Alcohol poisioning

    • B. 

      Murder

    • C. 

      Tuberculosis

    • D. 

      A heart attack

  • 8. 
    Edgar Allan Poe's first published poem was "The Raven "
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Who are the main characters in "The cask of the Amontillado"?
    • A. 

      Fortunato and Montressor

    • B. 

      Onassis and Elytis

    • C. 

      William and Fredrick

    • D. 

      Nigel and Eliot

  • 10. 
    The name of Poe's wife was.........
    • A. 

      Mary Ann

    • B. 

      Rachel

    • C. 

      Virginia

    • D. 

      Carolina

  • 11. 
    Edgar Allan Poe was good at sports.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    In the "Tale Tale Heart" what bothered the narrator the most about the old man?
    • A. 

      His voice

    • B. 

      His lazy eye

    • C. 

      His awful personality

    • D. 

      His nose

  • 13. 
    Edgar Allan Poe married his wife when she was only 13.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Baltimore Ravens are named after Edgar Allan Poe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which famous author sais that he and his colleagues are all "the children of Poe"?
    • A. 

      H.P. Lovecraft

    • B. 

      R.L. Stine

    • C. 

      Stephen King

    • D. 

      Clive Barker

  • 16. 
    Poe's writing would be described as.....
    • A. 

      Gothic

    • B. 

      Romantic

    • C. 

      Revolutionary

    • D. 

      Modern

  • 17. 
    Edgar Allan Poe has written many novels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Edgar Allan Poe died a very rich man.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Edgar Allan Poe wrote the first detective story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    What month was Edgar Allan Poe born in?
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