The Cask Of Amontillado Short Story Quiz

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The Cask Of Amontillado Quizzes & Trivia

The Cask of Amontillado is a short story by Edgar Alan Poe, which was originally published in 1846. Have you read or watched the play? If you have, this is a good avenue to test what you grasped.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following would be the BEST choice of themes for the story?
    • A. 

      Montresor buried Fortunato alive.

    • B. 

      Always follow your instincts and do what you feel is best in life.

    • C. 

      The desire for revenge can make individuals perform extreme acts.

    • D. 

      A person's ego can cause great misfortune in their life.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following applied to the setting of the story?
    • A. 

      Carnival Season

    • B. 

      Catacombs

    • C. 

      Italy in the 1800's

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Montresor knows that Fortunato's weakness is
    • A. 

      His knowledge of Italy's history

    • B. 

      His health

    • C. 

      His wealth

    • D. 

      His pride and ego of being a wine connoisseur

  • 4. 
    "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge" Based on this quote alone, it is clear that the story is being told from which point of view?
    • A. 

      First Person

    • B. 

      Second Person

    • C. 

      Third Person Limited

    • D. 

      Third Person Omniscient

  • 5. 
    Montresor carefully plans his revenge.  He does all of the following to prepare EXCEPT ONE.  Which of the following is NOT one of the things his does to prepare for his revenge?
    • A. 

      Making sure his servants are not at home.

    • B. 

      Attaching a padlock and chains to the wall of the catacombs.

    • C. 

      Obtaining a real cask of Amontillado.

    • D. 

      Hiding the trowel beneath his cape.

  • 6. 
    The conflict that the whole story revolves around is:
    • A. 

      Man versus Nature

    • B. 

      Man versus Self

    • C. 

      Man versus Society

    • D. 

      Man versus Man

  • 7. 
    Which literary device did Edgar Allan Poe rely upon when naming the character "Fortunato"?
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Plot

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 8. 
    When Fortunato offers to judge the wine, Montresor responds by:
    • A. 

      Being happy and agreeing to let him.

    • B. 

      Being sincere and unsure.

    • C. 

      Pretending to be happy that Fortunato wants to help him.

    • D. 

      Pretending to not want to trouble Fortunato and letting Luchesi help him.

  • 9. 
    Montresor stops working when Fortunato begins rattling his chains because Montresor
    • A. 

      Is tired and needs to rest.

    • B. 

      Begins to feel bad about what he is doing.

    • C. 

      Wants to enjoy the sounds of suffering from Fortunato.

  • 10. 
    Who is the narrator in "The Cask of Amontillado?"
    • A. 

      Fortunato

    • B. 

      Luchesi

    • C. 

      Edgar Allan Poe

    • D. 

      Montresor

  • 11. 
    Fortunato says, "Enough, the cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough."  This is an example of
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Characterization

    • D. 

      Point of View

  • 12. 
    Based on Montresor's actions throughout the story, the reader can conclude that he is
    • A. 

      Patient and forgiving

    • B. 

      Good-natured and sociable

    • C. 

      Peaceful and sensible

    • D. 

      Evil and unbalanced

  • 13. 
    Based on what you know about Montresor, what can you conclude about his feelings towards people that have wronged him?
    • A. 

      Wrongdoers must be punished and the wrongs avenged.

    • B. 

      Holding grudges is a waste of time.

    • C. 

      One must not let injustice take over your decision making.

    • D. 

      If the injustice is intentional, revenge is never justified.

  • 14. 
    Some readers argue that Montresor is insane.  Which of the following pieces of evidence BEST supports the opinion that Montresor is insane (crazy).
    • A. 

      He is wearing an unusual costume.

    • B. 

      The thoughts of Fortunato's death make him smile.

    • C. 

      He pays full price for a cask of amontillado.

    • D. 

      He does not ask Luchesi to test the amontillado.

  • 15. 
    The skeletons in the walls of the catacombs are the remains of
    • A. 

      Carnival merrymakers

    • B. 

      Enemies of the Montresor family.

    • C. 

      Montresor's ancestors.

    • D. 

      Montresor's disobedient servants.

  • 16. 
    The word that best describes the mood of "The Cask of Amontillado" is
    • A. 

      Suspenseful

    • B. 

      Depressing

    • C. 

      Hysterical

    • D. 

      Dramatic

  • 17. 
    Montresor vows revenge because Fortunato
    • A. 

      Threatened him

    • B. 

      Humiliated him

    • C. 

      Attacked him

    • D. 

      Insulted him

  • 18. 
    How are Montresor and Fortunato alike?
    • A. 

      They both like expensive wine.

    • B. 

      They have affection for each other.

    • C. 

      They both have respect for Luchesi.

    • D. 

      They both have a vengeful nature.

  • 19. 
    Who is the author of "The Cask of Amontillado?"
    • A. 

      Richard Wright

    • B. 

      Edgar Allan Poe

    • C. 

      William Blake

    • D. 

      Maya Angelou

  • 20. 
    Montresor's family coat of arms is decorated with a blue background, upon which a huge, golden human foot crushes a serpent whose fangs are biting its heel.  The motto translates to "No one attacks me with impunity." This symbol indicates that Montresor's family:
    • A. 

      Wears only snakskin boots as they crush their opponents.

    • B. 

      Pride themselves on their ability to get revenge on those who hurt them.

    • C. 

      Act on revenge only out of necessity.

    • D. 

      Has royal blood and a lot of gold.

  • 21. 
    In which of the following passages do descriptive details create an eerie, suspenseful mood?
    • A. 

      The wine sparkled in his eyes....

    • B. 

      The cold is merely nothing

    • C. 

      It was about dusk....

    • D. 

      There was a long and obstinate silence.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following excerpts contributes MOST to the mood of the story?
    • A. 

      It was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season, that I encountered my friend.

    • B. 

      We passed through a range of low arches, decended, passed on, and decended again, arrived at a deep crypt....

    • C. 

      "It is this," I answered, producing from beneath the folds of my roquelaure a trowel.

    • D. 

      I broke and reached him a flagon of De Grave.

  • 23. 
    What type of correction should be made in the underlined section? "The Cask of Amontillado" is about an ongoing, unreslved dispute.
    • A. 

      Capitalization

    • B. 

      Punctuation

    • C. 

      Spelling

    • D. 

      No mistakes

  • 24. 
    What type of correction should be made in the underlined section? The circumstances that led up to the dispute are never well defined; the narrative of the two mens relationship reains vague.
    • A. 

      Capitalization

    • B. 

      Punctuation

    • C. 

      Spelling

    • D. 

      No Mistake

  • 25. 
    What type of correction should be made in the underlined section? However, the story makes it clear that revenge drives the narrator to commit a monstrous act. Montresor does not kill his victim outright, but he immoblizes Fortunato.
    • A. 

      Capitalization

    • B. 

      Punctuation

    • C. 

      Spelling

    • D. 

      No Mistake

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