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

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

"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. 

    How did the narrator get free of chains?

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. He put salted meat on them then the rats chewed through them
    Explanation
    The narrator was able to free himself from the chains by putting salted meat on them. The rats were attracted to the smell and chewed through the chains, allowing the narrator to escape.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. He said something against God
    Explanation
    The most likely reason for him being in the dungeon is that he said something against God. This suggests that he may have blasphemed or spoken disrespectfully about religious beliefs or figures, which could have been seen as a serious offense in a religious society. This would explain why he was punished and imprisoned in the dungeon.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. They are hung
    Explanation
    Most people who commit the same crime as the narrator are hung.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Coarse serge
    Explanation
    When the narrator awoke, he found that his clothes had been replaced with coarse serge.

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  • 5. 

    What were the walls really made of?

    • A.

      Brick

    • B.

      Stone

    • C.

      Iron

    • D.

      Stucco

    Correct Answer
    C. Iron
    Explanation
    The correct answer is iron because iron is a strong and durable material commonly used for constructing walls. It provides stability and security to the structure. Iron walls are also resistant to fire and corrosion, making them a popular choice for industrial and commercial buildings. Additionally, iron walls can be designed in various styles and finishes to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the space.

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  • 6. 

    Which one of these was he given to eat?

    • A.

      A sandwich

    • B.

      A slice of pie

    • C.

      Heavily seasoned meat

    • D.

      Vegetables

    Correct Answer
    C. Heavily seasoned meat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is heavily seasoned meat. This means that out of the given options, he was given heavily seasoned meat to eat.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Seven tall candles
    Explanation
    At the beginning of the story, there were seven tall candles on the table.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. A piece of cloth
    Explanation
    The narrator used a piece of cloth to measure the room. This suggests that the narrator did not have any proper measuring tools available and had to make do with what was readily accessible. Using a piece of cloth implies that the narrator was improvising and trying to estimate the size of the room based on the length or width of the cloth.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. He screamed in horror
    Explanation
    The given answer states that "He screamed in horror" never happened. This implies that the person in question did not scream in horror at any point. The other events mentioned, such as fainting, being given salted meat, and being strapped to a table, are not denied and could have potentially occurred. Therefore, the event of screaming in horror is the only one that is excluded from the list of events that happened.

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  • 10. 

    What surprising thing did the narrator discover when walking around?

    • A.

      A dead body

    • B.

      A blanket

    • C.

      A well

    • D.

      A key

    Correct Answer
    C. A well
    Explanation
    The narrator discovered a well when walking around.

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  • 11. 

    What was covering the walls?

    • A.

      Nothing it was bare

    • B.

      Fearful skelatal images

    • C.

      Suns

    • D.

      Knives

    Correct Answer
    B. Fearful skelatal images
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fearful skeletal images." This suggests that the walls were adorned with images of skeletons that evoked fear or a sense of dread.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A loaf and pitcher of water
    Explanation
    Upon awakening, the narrator discovers a loaf of bread and a pitcher of water next to him. This suggests that someone had left these provisions for him, possibly as an act of kindness or to ensure his sustenance. The presence of food and water indicates that the narrator is not alone and that there may be someone looking out for him in his current situation.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. The walls started to close in on him
    Explanation
    After the author got free from the chains, the walls started to close in on him. This suggests that the room he was in had some sort of mechanism that activated upon his escape, potentially posing a new danger or obstacle for him to overcome.

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  • 14. 

    What was behind the walls?

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Fire

    • C.

      Nothing

    • D.

      It was never mentioned

    Correct Answer
    B. Fire
    Explanation
    The question asks what was behind the walls, and the correct answer is fire. This suggests that there was a fire behind the walls, which could imply a dangerous or destructive situation.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A human voice
    Explanation
    The author described a human voice as a discordant hum at the end of the story. This suggests that the voice was unpleasant or out of tune, creating a sense of disharmony or unease. The use of the word "discordant" implies that the voice was jarring or harsh, contrasting with the peaceful or eerie atmosphere of the story.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Shrink into the center of the room
    Explanation
    The narrator's response when the walls closed in on him was to shrink into the center of the room. This suggests that he tried to protect himself and find a safe spot as the walls were closing in. It implies a sense of fear and desperation in the face of imminent danger.

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