The Fall Of The House Of Usher Quiz

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Have you ever read “The Fall of the House of Usher? ” Think you can pass a quiz on this supernatural horror story by Edgar Allan Poe? The Fall of the House of Usher was first published in 1839 in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, then included in Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque. The short story is considered Gothic fiction. It contains themes of insanity, family, isolation, and metaphysical identities. This quiz will help you experience the tale by Poe. Let's see if you can answer all the questions correctly! Good Luck


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What color tint were the windows that made the narrator feel uneasy?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Green

    • D.

      Yellow

    Correct Answer
    A. Red
    Explanation
    In the given question, the narrator feels uneasy due to the color tint of the windows. The correct answer is "Red". The color red is often associated with strong emotions like anger, danger, and unease. Therefore, it can be inferred that the red tinted windows made the narrator feel uneasy.

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  • 2. 

    What was the Sister's name in the story?

    • A.

      Teressa

    • B.

      Lady Mary

    • C.

      Lady Madeline

    • D.

      Snoopy

    Correct Answer
    C. Lady Madeline
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lady Madeline. This can be inferred from the question which asks for the sister's name in the story. Among the given options, Lady Madeline is the only name that fits the criteria.

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  • 3. 

    What was one of the Narrator's ideas for Roderick being sick? 

    • A.

      The doctor injected him with a lethal poison

    • B.

      He had eaten a bad batch of food from the market

    • C.

      The house and the tarn were somehow making him sick

    • D.

      His sister was a zombie and was making him one too

    Correct Answer
    C. The house and the tarn were somehow making him sick
    Explanation
    In the story, "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator suggests that the house and the tarn (a small lake) are somehow causing Roderick's illness. Throughout the story, the narrator describes the decaying and oppressive atmosphere of the house, which seems to have a negative effect on Roderick's physical and mental state. The tarn is also described as having a gloomy and unsettling presence. These elements contribute to the overall atmosphere of decay and madness in the story, suggesting that the environment itself is responsible for Roderick's sickness.

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  • 4. 

    What did the windows look like?

    • A.

      Noses

    • B.

      Squares

    • C.

      Circles

    • D.

      Eyes

    Correct Answer
    D. Eyes
  • 5. 

    When do you think this story took place?

    • A.

      2050

    • B.

      1996

    • C.

      1692

    • D.

      1805

    Correct Answer
    D. 1805
    Explanation
    The story is believed to have taken place in 1805. This can be inferred based on the given options and the fact that the question asks for the time period of the story.

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  • 6. 

    What did Roderick and the Narrator do to try to make Roderick happy again?

    • A.

      Play Football

    • B.

      Listen to Drums

    • C.

      Eat lots of spicy foods

    • D.

      Paint

    Correct Answer
    D. Paint
    Explanation
    Roderick and the Narrator tried to make Roderick happy again by engaging in the activity of painting.

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  • 7. 

    The House falling apart at the stories end right after Roderick dies shows what?

    • A.

      Parallelism

    • B.

      Irony

    • C.

      A clause

    • D.

      Symbolism

    Correct Answer
    D. Symbolism
    Explanation
    The House falling apart at the end of the story right after Roderick's death symbolizes the decay and destruction of the Usher family and their ancestral home. It represents the crumbling mental state of Roderick and the inevitable downfall of the Usher lineage. The physical deterioration of the house mirrors the psychological deterioration of its inhabitants, emphasizing the theme of decay and the impending doom that hangs over the characters.

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  • 8. 

    How did the doctor greet the narrator upon his arrival?

    • A.

      Rudely

    • B.

      Sternly

    • C.

      Sadly

    • D.

      Happily

    Correct Answer
    A. Rudely
    Explanation
    The doctor greeted the narrator rudely upon his arrival. This suggests that the doctor was impolite or lacking in manners when addressing the narrator. The use of the word "rudely" implies that the doctor's demeanor was unpleasant and unfriendly, possibly indicating a negative attitude towards the narrator.

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  • 9. 

    What kinds of feeling were the must abundant in this book?

    • A.

      Happy

    • B.

      Ominous

    • C.

      Sad

    • D.

      Enjoyable

    Correct Answer
    C. Sad
    Explanation
    The most abundant feeling in this book was sadness. This suggests that the book likely had a somber or melancholic tone, with themes or events that evoked feelings of sadness in the reader. The author may have focused on portraying characters or situations that elicited emotions of sorrow or grief, making sadness a prevalent emotion throughout the book.

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  • 10. 

    Who died in the story?

    • A.

      Lady Madeline, The Narrator

    • B.

      The Doctor, The Narrator

    • C.

      Roderick Usher, Lady Madeline

    • D.

      The Doctor, Roderick Usher

    Correct Answer
    C. Roderick Usher, Lady Madeline
    Explanation
    In the story, both Roderick Usher and Lady Madeline died. This is evident from the given answer option "Roderick Usher, Lady Madeline." The question is asking about the characters who died, and this answer correctly identifies both individuals who met their demise in the story.

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  • 11. 

    If you were the Narrator how would you describe Roderick with this disease?

    • A.

      Crazy

    • B.

      Funny

    • C.

      Depressed

    • D.

      Traumatized

    Correct Answer
    A. Crazy
    Explanation
    The term "crazy" is often used colloquially to describe someone who is mentally unstable or exhibiting irrational behavior. In the context of the question, if Roderick is described as having a disease, it suggests that he is experiencing some form of mental illness or disorder. The use of the word "crazy" implies that Roderick's behavior is erratic, unpredictable, and possibly out of touch with reality. It suggests that his mental state is significantly impaired, leading to abnormal thoughts, emotions, or actions.

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  • 12. 

    In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," what ultimately leads to the collapse and destruction of the Usher mansion?

    • A.

      A crack 

    • B.

      A fire 

    • C.

      A thunderstorm 

    • D.

      A curse

    Correct Answer
    A. A crack 
    Explanation
    Moreover, the ultimate collapse of the House is precipitated by a nearly imperceptible crack in its structure, a subtle fissure keenly observed by the narrator, serving as a pivotal symbol. Another crucial element in the narrative is the twinship of Roderick and Lady Madeline.

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  • 13. 

    How did Roderick and the Narrator meet?

    • A.

      Same Job

    • B.

      A talent show

    • C.

      At a bar

    • D.

      As childhood friends

    Correct Answer
    D. As childhood friends
    Explanation
    Roderick and the Narrator met as childhood friends.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following was true about the narrator?

    • A.

      He hated music because of his sensitive ears

    • B.

      He was very social

    • C.

      He wasn't very social

    • D.

      He loved to sleep

    Correct Answer
    C. He wasn't very social
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He wasn't very social." This can be inferred from the given options as the other options do not provide any information about the narrator's social behavior.

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  • 15. 

    What has happened to the house over the years?

    • A.

      It has gotten less livelier

    • B.

      It's gotten old

    • C.

      Roderick has destroyed it little by little

    • D.

      It's been hit by bombs

    Correct Answer
    A. It has gotten less livelier
    Explanation
    Over the years, the house has become less lively. This suggests that the house has lost its vibrancy and energy, possibly due to neglect or lack of maintenance. It could also imply that fewer people or activities are taking place in the house, resulting in a decrease in liveliness.

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