Fall Of The House Of Usher

8 Questions
Short Story Quizzes & Trivia

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

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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".

  • 2. 
    During the whole of a dull, ___________________, and soundless day in the ________________ of the year.....
  • 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

  • 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