How Much Do You Know About The Author Edgar Allan Poe?

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How much do you know about the author Edgar Allen Poe? This quiz puts the spotlight on Poe and his life. Do you know what Poe’s parents did for a living, why his adoptive father did not want him to live with him, why Poe entered the military academy, and who Annabelle Lee was? This quiz will give you more insight into Poe and his personal experiences.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was Edgar Allan Poe?
    • A. 

      A literacy critic

    • B. 

      An editor

    • C. 

      A poet and short story writer

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Both Poe's parents were..(occupation).
    • A. 

      Writers

    • B. 

      Actors

    • C. 

      Musicians

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Poe's father suffered a cruel death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Poe was never able to recover from the death of this person, despite the fact that he was very young when the person died. 
  • 5. 
    Why did Poe's adoptive father not want to take him in?
    • A. 

      They already had two other children to support

    • B. 

      He didn't make enough money to support him

    • C. 

      Poe's parents were actors

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Initially, why did Poe join the military academy?
    • A. 

      To make some money

    • B. 

      To go to battle

    • C. 

      His true love was over seas

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    How old what Virginia when she and Poe were married?
    • A. 

      18

    • B. 

      21

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      16

  • 8. 
    How many injuries has the narrator permitted from Fortunato?
    • A. 

      A hundred

    • B. 

      A million

    • C. 

      A hundred thousand

    • D. 

      A thousand

  • 9. 
    When the narrator first sees Fortunato at the carnival, what is his condition?
    • A. 

      He has been in a fight

    • B. 

      He is sick

    • C. 

      He is drunk

    • D. 

      He is upset

  • 10. 
    Who does the narrator suggest he is going to see, to find out if the wine is authentic?
    • A. 

      Luck

    • B. 

      Luchesi

    • C. 

      Fortunato

    • D. 

      Montresor

  • 11. 
    According to Montresor, revenge would not be successful if he were
    • A. 

      Not punished for taking revenge

    • B. 

      Recognized by his victim

    • C. 

      Compelled to murder

    • D. 

      Punished for taking revenge

  • 12. 
    An example of dramatic irony occurs in the story when
    • A. 

      Fortunato is dressed as a jester

    • B. 

      The reader knows Montresor plans revenge, but Fortunato does not

    • C. 

      The narrator urges the already-drunk Fortunato to test the amontillado

    • D. 

      The crime is committed during carnival season

  • 13. 
    In "Annabell Lee" where was the kingdom?
    • A. 

      By the sea

    • B. 

      By a mountain

    • C. 

      In a village

    • D. 

      In a tree

  • 14. 
    Who "coveted her and me"?
  • 15. 
    What blew out of a cloud "chilling and killing my Annabell Lee"?
    • A. 

      Hail

    • B. 

      Lighting

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Fire

  • 16. 
    What did Annabell Lee's kingsmen shut her up in?
    • A. 

      Nothing

    • B. 

      A sepulcher

    • C. 

      A cave

    • D. 

      A vault

  • 17. 
    What is Annabell Lee to the narrator?
    • A. 

      Friend

    • B. 

      Wife

    • C. 

      Cousin

    • D. 

      Sister

  • 18. 
    What is the theme in "The Bells"?
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