The Life And Death Of Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe Quizzes & Trivia

The quiz will help to review Edgar Allan Poe's biographical information for upcoming tests and during the unit of study.


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

      1759

    • B. 

      1932

    • C. 

      1809

    • D. 

      2001

  • 2. 
    2 What happend to Poe after the death of his parents when he was a baby?
    • A. 

      Frances and John Allan took him in, but never legally adopted him.

    • B. 

      Frances and John Allan legally adopted him

    • C. 

      He lived with his aunt Virgina Clemm

    • D. 

      He lived in an orphanage.

  • 3. 
    3 Why did John Allan disown Edgar?
    • A. 

      He wanted his own son

    • B. 

      Due to gambling debts

    • C. 

      Edgar stole from him

    • D. 

      Edgar's stories scared him

  • 4. 
    4 Why was Edgar dishonorably discharged from the army?
    • A. 

      He refused to fight

    • B. 

      He discovered he wanted to write

    • C. 

      He wasn't tough enough

    • D. 

      Intentional neglect of his duites

  • 5. 
    5 Who was Virginia Clemm?
    • A. 

      Edgar's wife

    • B. 

      Edgar's cousin

    • C. 

      Edgar's editor

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 6. 
    6 What caused Poe to start drinking and slip into madness?
    • A. 

      He could not sell his writing

    • B. 

      Virgina's death

    • C. 

      Too much partying

    • D. 

      Peer pressure

  • 7. 
    7 Why did Poe's stories revolve around death, loss, murder and heart break?
    • A. 

      He used inspiration from his life

    • B. 

      He wanted to die

    • C. 

      He wanted to shock people

    • D. 

      It was the easiest thing to write about

  • 8. 
    8 Why major theme does Poe use in his stories?
    • A. 

      Murder

    • B. 

      Karma

    • C. 

      Justice

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 9. 
    9 All of the following are possible causes of Poe's death EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Alcoholism

    • B. 

      Murder

    • C. 

      Rabies

    • D. 

      Car accident

  • 10. 
    10 What were Poe's last words?
    • A. 

      Lord help my poor soul

    • B. 

      Nevermore

    • C. 

      In this kingdom by the sea

    • D. 

      I'm on my way Virginia

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