The Pit And The Pendulum By Edgar Allan Poe Story! Trivia Quiz

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"The Pit and the Pendulum" is a story which was published and released in 1842 in literary annual, written by Edgar Allan Poe. The story revolves around a prisoner's bad experiences and sufferings of the Spanish Inquisition. This quiz has been developed to test your knowledge about the events and characters of the story. Read the questions carefully and answer accordingly. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      He cut them with a knife

    • B. 

      He chewed through them

    • C. 

      He ripped them

    • D. 

      He put salted meat on them then the rats chewed through them

  • 2. 
    Why was he most likely in the dungeon?
    • A. 

      He said something against God

    • B. 

      He killed someone

    • C. 

      He stole something

    • D. 

      He tried to blow up the church

  • 3. 
    What happens to most people that commit the same crime as the narrator?
    • A. 

      They are shot point blank

    • B. 

      They are hung

    • C. 

      They are starved to death

    • D. 

      They are eaten alive by rats

  • 4. 
    When the narrator awoke what had his clothes been replaced with?
    • A. 

      Coarse serge

    • B. 

      A potato sack

    • C. 

      He was naked

    • D. 

      Tweed

  • 5. 
    What were the walls really made of?
    • A. 

      Brick

    • B. 

      Stone

    • C. 

      Iron

    • D. 

      Stucco

  • 6. 
    Which one of these was he given to eat?
    • A. 

      A sandwich

    • B. 

      A slice of pie

    • C. 

      Heavily seasoned meat

    • D. 

      Vegetables

  • 7. 
    At the beggining of the story what was on the table?
    • A. 

      Seven tall candles

    • B. 

      One candles

    • C. 

      A bloody knife

    • D. 

      A robe

  • 8. 
    What did the narrator use in his attempt to measure the room?
    • A. 

      A dead rat

    • B. 

      A clump of hair

    • C. 

      A piece of bread

    • D. 

      A piece of cloth

  • 9. 
    Which of the following events never happened?
    • A. 

      He was strapped to a table

    • B. 

      He fainted

    • C. 

      He screamed in horror

    • D. 

      He was given salted meat

  • 10. 
    What surprising thing did the narrator discover when walking around?
    • A. 

      A dead body

    • B. 

      A blanket

    • C. 

      A well

    • D. 

      A key

  • 11. 
    What was covering the walls?
    • A. 

      Nothing it was bare

    • B. 

      Fearful skelatal images

    • C. 

      Suns

    • D. 

      Knives

  • 12. 
    When the narrator awakes what does he find next to him?
    • A. 

      A pie

    • B. 

      Wine

    • C. 

      A loaf and pitcher of water

    • D. 

      Water

  • 13. 
    What happened right after the author got free from the chains?
    • A. 

      He found a door and escaped

    • B. 

      Nothing

    • C. 

      The room was flooded.

    • D. 

      The walls started to close in on him

  • 14. 
    What was behind the walls?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Fire

    • C. 

      Nothing

    • D. 

      It was never mentioned

  • 15. 
    At the end of the story, what did the author describe as a discordant hum?
    • A. 

      The pendulum

    • B. 

      The rats

    • C. 

      A human voice

    • D. 

      A unidentified sound

  • 16. 
    What did the narrator do when the walls closed in on him?
    • A. 

      Shrink into the center of the room

    • B. 

      Stare in disbelief

    • C. 

      Give in to the fact that he is gonna die

    • D. 

      Try to crawl up the wall