The Masque Of The Red Death- Comprehension Quiz

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In crisis times, people usually go back to their bunker and wait for the danger to pass. "The Masque of the Ded Death" is a book that follows Prince Prospero’s attempts to avoid a dangerous plague known as Red Death by hiding in his abbey. Take a stroll down memory lane and see how much you remember from the book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the Avatar and seal of the Red Death?

    • A.

      Blood

    • B.

      Masque

    • C.

      Clock

    Correct Answer
    A. Blood
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Blood" because in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death," the Red Death is depicted as a deadly plague that causes its victims to bleed profusely from their pores. The story revolves around a masquerade ball held by Prince Prospero, who tries to escape the Red Death but ultimately falls victim to it. The mention of "Avatar" suggests that the Red Death is personified or represented in some way, and "seal" refers to a symbol or emblem associated with it. Therefore, "Blood" is the most fitting answer as it represents the essence and manifestation of the Red Death in the story.

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  • 2. 

    What were each of the apartments or chambers of the abbey like?

    • A.

      They were all decorated the same.

    • B.

      They were each of a different color.

    • C.

      They were poorly furnished and decorated.

    Correct Answer
    B. They were each of a different color.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They were each of a different color." This suggests that each apartment or chamber in the abbey had its own unique color scheme. This implies that the abbey was visually diverse and that each space had its own distinct atmosphere.

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  • 3. 

    What about the clock of ebony caused the people to be uncomfortable?

    • A.

      Its face.

    • B.

      Its sound.

    • C.

      Its color.

    Correct Answer
    B. Its sound.
    Explanation
    Every time the clock struck the hour, its deep and resonant sound created a brief interlude where the revelers ceased their festivities, and a somber, contemplative silence fell over the crowd. The reminder of time passing seemed to invoke thoughts of their mortality, which was particularly poignant given the context of the Red Death plague that was ravaging the land outside their secluded abbey.

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  • 4. 

    What stalked the rooms, to and fro?

    • A.

      A multitude of dreams

    • B.

      A multitude of ghosts

    • C.

      A multitude of servants

    Correct Answer
    A. A multitude of dreams
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A multitude of dreams" because the question is asking what stalked the rooms, implying a presence or something moving around. Dreams are intangible and can be seen as wandering or moving around, so they fit the description given in the question.

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  • 5. 

    Why was the stranger so frightening?

    • A.

      It was so huge.

    • B.

      It was so loud.

    • C.

      It resembled the Red Death.

    Correct Answer
    C. It resembled the Red Death.
    Explanation
    The stranger was so frightening because it resembled the Red Death. This suggests that the Red Death is a known and feared entity, possibly due to its appearance, behavior, or reputation. The fact that the stranger resembles the Red Death implies that it possesses similar characteristics or traits, which could explain why it is so terrifying.

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  • 6. 

    What happened when Prince Prospero confronted the stranger?

    • A.

      The stranger died.

    • B.

      Prince Prospero died.

    • C.

      They had a fight.

    Correct Answer
    B. Prince Prospero died.
    Explanation
    When Prince Prospero confronted the stranger, he ended up dying. This suggests that something fatal or tragic occurred during their encounter. The exact details of what caused Prince Prospero's death are not provided in the question, but it can be inferred that the confrontation had dire consequences for him.

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  • 7. 

    What happened to the revellers in the end?

    • A.

      They ran out of Prince Prospero's abbey or palace.

    • B.

      They killed the stranger.

    • C.

      They all died.

    Correct Answer
    C. They all died.
    Explanation
    In the end, all the revellers died. This implies that something tragic or fatal occurred to them. The information provided does not specify the cause of their deaths or any further details, but it can be inferred that their fate was grim and resulted in their demise.

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  • 8. 

    How did Prince Prospero choose to handle the Red Death?

    • A.

      He took pills.

    • B.

      He traveled to another country.

    • C.

      He gathered his friends to his locked in abbey or palace.

    Correct Answer
    C. He gathered his friends to his locked in abbey or palace.
    Explanation
    Prince Prospero chose to handle the Red Death by gathering his friends and locking them in his abbey or palace. This decision can be seen as an attempt to isolate themselves from the outside world and protect themselves from the deadly disease. By creating a secluded and secure environment, Prince Prospero believed that he and his friends would be safe from the Red Death's reach.

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