The Masque Of The Red Death - Vocabulary

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The Masque Of The Red Death Quizzes & Trivia

A multiple choice vocabulary quiz with words from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death"


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the meaning of avatar?
    • A. 

      The appearance or image of something

    • B. 

      An abbey

    • C. 

      An aviator

  • 2. 
    What is the meaning of catellated?
    • A. 

      Dead

    • B. 

      Cast iron

    • C. 

      Like a castle with turrets and battlements

  • 3. 
    What is the meaning of contagion?
    • A. 

      A fancy costume

    • B. 

      A dagger

    • C. 

      Passing of a disease from one person to another

  • 4. 
    What is the meaning of dauntless?
    • A. 

      Afraid

    • B. 

      Unafraid, without fear

    • C. 

      Haunted

  • 5. 
    What is the meaning of depopulated?
    • A. 

      Fewer people in an area due to disease or violence

    • B. 

      A popular area for parties

    • C. 

      A polluted area

  • 6. 
    What is the meaning of dissolution?
    • A. 

      The answer or solution

    • B. 

      The undoing or dissolving of something

    • C. 

      A type of dance

  • 7. 
    What is the meaning of improvisatori?
    • A. 

      Improvements

    • B. 

      Poets

    • C. 

      Princes

  • 8. 
    What is the meaning of pestilence?
    • A. 

      A pest

    • B. 

      A usually fatal disease, plague

    • C. 

      A pastel color

  • 9. 
    What is the meaning of profuse?
    • A. 

      Confuse, mix up

    • B. 

      Profound

    • C. 

      A lot of something, plentiful

  • 10. 
    What is the meaning of sagacious?
    • A. 

      Very saggy

    • B. 

      Very wise

    • C. 

      Very wicked

  • 11. 
    What is the meaning of termination?
    • A. 

      The end or ending of something

    • B. 

      Part of a school year

    • C. 

      An entrance

  • 12. 
    What is the meaning of emanating?
    • A. 

      Coming from something

    • B. 

      Bleeding

    • C. 

      Ringing

  • 13. 
    What is the meaning of Gothic?
    • A. 

      A style of architecture from the medieval period

    • B. 

      Dressed all in black

    • C. 

      Wearing a masque

  • 14. 
    What is the meaning of imperial?
    • A. 

      Having to do with a funeral pyre

    • B. 

      Having to do with a battle

    • C. 

      Having to do with an empire

  • 15. 
    What is the meaning of precincts?
    • A. 

      Areas

    • B. 

      Prefects

    • C. 

      Princes

  • 16. 
    What is the meaning of shrouded?
    • A. 

      Deadly

    • B. 

      Crowded

    • C. 

      Covered, wrapped in

  • 17. 
    What is the meaning of voluptuous?
    • A. 

      Full of pleasure to the senses

    • B. 

      Colorful

    • C. 

      Hidden

  • 18. 
    What is the meaning of constrained?
    • A. 

      With a long train

    • B. 

      Held back, held in check

    • C. 

      Loud, out of control

  • 19. 
    What is the meaning of disconcert?
    • A. 

      Upset, confuse, embarrass

    • B. 

      A loud musical piece, a song

    • C. 

      Calm, comfort

  • 20. 
    What is the meaning of reverie?
    • A. 

      A small stream

    • B. 

      A dream

    • C. 

      A wall hanging

  • 21. 
    What is tremulousness?
    • A. 

      Shaking, nervousness

    • B. 

      Sleepiness, drowsiness

    • C. 

      Clanging, ringing

  • 22. 
    What is the meaning of arabesque?
    • A. 

      Someone from the Middle East

    • B. 

      A ballet position

    • C. 

      A robe

  • 23. 
    What is the meaning of embellishments?
    • A. 

      Embarassments

    • B. 

      Blemishes

    • C. 

      Decorations

  • 24. 
    What is the meaning of fete?
    • A. 

      Plural of feet

    • B. 

      Party, celebration

    • C. 

      Funeral

  • 25. 
    What is the meaning of piquancy?
    • A. 

      Charm, attractiveness

    • B. 

      Masquerade

    • C. 

      A type of dagger

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