Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Fall Of The House Of Usher Quizzes & Trivia

This Quiz follows study of several Short Stories written by Edgar Allen Poe, particularly adressing The Fall of the House of Usher.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What mood does Poe create at the beginning of the story, The Fall of the House of Usher, and how is this mood established?

    • A.

      Creepy, eerie, haunting, scary. This is established by such word choices as –“a pestilent, mystic vapor”–, "Tangled fungus covering the walls".

    • B.

      Pleasant, happy. This is established by word choices such as "warm sunny day" and "flowers in the garden".

    • C.

      Rainy, cold. This is established by word choices such as "puddles standing on the path" and "heavy wet clouds".

    Correct Answer
    A. Creepy, eerie, haunting, scary. This is established by such word choices as –“a pestilent, mystic vapor”–, "Tangled fungus covering the walls".
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Creepy, eerie, haunting, scary." This mood is established through the use of descriptive language such as "a pestilent, mystic vapor" and "Tangled fungus covering the walls." These word choices evoke a sense of unease and foreboding, setting a creepy and eerie atmosphere for the story.

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  • 2. 

    During the whole of a dull, ___________________, and soundless day in the ________________ of the year.....

    Correct Answer
    dark, autumn
    somber, middle
    quiet, spring
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "dark, autumn". The phrase "dull, somber, and soundless day" suggests a lack of excitement, gloominess, and silence. These characteristics are commonly associated with the autumn season, when the days become shorter, the weather becomes colder, and nature prepares for the winter. Additionally, the phrase "middle of the year" further supports the answer, as autumn falls in the middle of the calendar year.

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  • 3. 

    What is ironic about the narrator's role in the story?

  • 4. 

    What is the name of the narrator in the story?

    • A.

      Edgar

    • B.

      William

    • C.

      James

    • D.

      Never mentioned

    Correct Answer
    D. Never mentioned
    Explanation
    The question asks for the name of the narrator in the story. However, it is stated that the name of the narrator is never mentioned. Therefore, the correct answer is "Never mentioned."

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  • 5. 

    Describe the room in which Rodderick Usher is staying.  Capture gothic elements here.

  • 6. 

    Describe, using detail, the vault in which the narrator and Rodderick place Madeline's coffin.

  • 7. 

    After Madeline's death, how did Rodderick change?

  • 8. 

    What happened at the end of the story?

    • A.

      The house fell down

    • B.

      Rodderick collapsed from fear

    • C.

      All of these

    • D.

      Madeline appeared in the doorway

    Correct Answer
    C. All of these
    Explanation
    At the end of the story, multiple events occurred simultaneously. The house fell down, indicating its complete destruction. Rodderick collapsed from fear, suggesting that the overwhelming terror he experienced caused him to lose consciousness. Additionally, Madeline appeared in the doorway, possibly indicating her return from the dead or a supernatural presence. Therefore, the answer "All of these" is correct as all the mentioned events happened at the end of the story.

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