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  • 1. 

    What is the first line of the story?

    • A.

      There are few persons, even among the calmest thinkers...

    • B.

      I was sick-sick unto death with that long agony...

    • C.

      The sentence-the dread sentence of death...

    • D.

      During the fall of the year 1827...

    Correct Answer
    B. I was sick-sick unto death with that long agony...
    Explanation
    The first line of the story is "I was sick-sick unto death with that long agony..." This line sets the tone for the story and immediately grabs the reader's attention by introducing a sense of despair and suffering. It suggests that the narrator is going through a difficult and painful experience, which creates intrigue and makes the reader want to continue reading to find out more about the situation.

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  • 2. 

    What phenomenon does the narrator discuss in great detail?

    • A.

      The subconscious

    • B.

      Swooning

    • C.

      human suffering

    • D.

      painless death

    Correct Answer
    C. human suffering
    Explanation
    The narrator discusses human suffering in great detail. This suggests that the narrator focuses on the topic of human suffering and provides extensive information and analysis about it. The other options, such as the subconscious, swooning, and painless death, are not mentioned as extensively as human suffering in the given context.

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  • 3. 

    When the narrator wakes up what does the narrator think he is in?

    • A.

      a tomb

    • B.

      A wooden box

    • C.

      A wall

    • D.

      The superbowl

    Correct Answer
    A. a tomb
    Explanation
    The narrator wakes up and believes that they are in a tomb. This suggests that the surroundings are dark and enclosed, resembling a burial chamber. The use of the word "tomb" implies a sense of fear and confinement, creating a tense atmosphere. It also indicates that the narrator may be disoriented and unsure of their whereabouts, adding to the suspense of the story.

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  • 4. 

    What does the narrator try to take from his pocket?

    • A.

      Food

    • B.

      Handkerchief

    • C.

      Lock pick

    • D.

      Knife

    Correct Answer
    D. Knife
    Explanation
    The narrator tries to take a knife from his pocket.

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  • 5. 

    After the narrator passes out for the first time what does he find on the ground?

    • A.

      His knife and some bread

    • B.

      A letter and a rope

    • C.

      A loaf of bread and water

    • D.

      A blanket and soup

    Correct Answer
    C. A loaf of bread and water
    Explanation
    After the narrator passes out for the first time, he regains consciousness to find a loaf of bread and water on the ground. This suggests that someone had left these provisions for him, possibly as an act of kindness or to ensure his survival. The bread and water symbolize basic sustenance and the narrator's immediate needs being met in a challenging situation.

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  • 6. 

    The first chamber was 50 yards and couldn't tell what shape it was

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that the first chamber was 50 yards long and it couldn't determine its shape. This implies that the length of the chamber was known, but not its shape.

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  • 7. 

    The narrator trips and falls which makes him realize what?

    • A.

      his chin touches the floor, but his lips and upper head didn't touch solid surface

    • B.

      there is another man in the chamber with him

    • C.

      the room is actually 60 yards

    • D.

      his captors have left wine and bread in the middle of the room

    Correct Answer
    A. his chin touches the floor, but his lips and upper head didn't touch solid surface
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the narrator realizes that the room he is in has a peculiar shape or design. Despite his chin touching the floor, his lips and upper head did not touch a solid surface, indicating that there is some sort of slope or incline in the room. This realization could potentially have implications for the narrator's understanding of his surroundings and his attempts to escape or navigate the chamber.

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  • 8. 

    The narrator becomes scared and decides to stay close to the walls from then on out.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the narrator becomes scared and chooses to stay close to the walls. This implies that something frightening or dangerous might have occurred, prompting the narrator's fear and precautionary behavior. The word "decides" indicates a conscious choice made by the narrator, reinforcing the idea that they are intentionally staying close to the walls due to their fear. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately reflects the narrator's response to a perceived threat.

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  • 9. 

    Why does the narrator keep passing out? 

    • A.

      He was tired

    • B.

      He just wanted to sleep

    • C.

      The waster was drugged

    • D.

      He didn't sleep again

    Correct Answer
    C. The waster was drugged
    Explanation
    The narrator keeps passing out because the water he is drinking is drugged. This is evident from the given options where it states that "the water was drugged". The drugged water is causing the narrator to lose consciousness repeatedly.

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  • 10. 

    What was the prison cell made out of?

    • A.

      Wood

    • B.

      Iron

    • C.

      Rock

    • D.

      Brick

    Correct Answer
    B. Iron
    Explanation
    The prison cell was made out of iron. Iron is a strong and durable material commonly used in the construction of prison cells. It provides high security and is difficult to break or escape from. Iron cells are also fire-resistant, making them suitable for housing prisoners.

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  • 11. 

    When the narrator was bound to wood what body part(s) were still free?

    • A.

      head and left arm

    • B.

      his ankles

    • C.

      his arms

    • D.

      right arm and abdominal area

    Correct Answer
    A. head and left arm
    Explanation
    When the narrator was bound to wood, the only body parts that were still free were their head and left arm. This means that they were unable to move any other part of their body, such as their ankles, arms, right arm, or abdominal area.

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  • 12. 

    What animals started to gather around the narrator?

    • A.

      Lions

    • B.

      Rats

    • C.

      Deamons

    • D.

      Birds

    Correct Answer
    B. Rats
    Explanation
    The correct answer is rats. The animals that started to gather around the narrator were rats.

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  • 13. 

    What does the narrator notice is on the ceiling?

    • A.

      More rats

    • B.

      Birds

    • C.

      A bell

    • D.

      A pendulum

    Correct Answer
    D. A pendulum
    Explanation
    The narrator notices a pendulum on the ceiling.

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  • 14. 

    Where was the pendulum going to cut?

    • A.

      The neck

    • B.

      The stomach

    • C.

      The heart

    • D.

      The legs

    Correct Answer
    C. The heart
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the location where the pendulum was going to cut. The correct answer is "the heart." This suggests that the pendulum was likely descending towards the person's chest area, specifically aiming for the heart.

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  • 15. 

    Moments before the pendulum was to hit him what did the narrator do that he didn't in a long time?

    • A.

      Pray

    • B.

      Think

    • C.

      Cry

    • D.

      Smile

    Correct Answer
    B. Think
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "think." In the moments before the pendulum was about to hit him, the narrator mentions that his mind was unusually active and clear. He reflects on his past actions and regrets, showing that he was deep in thought. This implies that he hadn't taken the time to think deeply about his life and choices in a long time.

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  • 16. 

    The narrator frees himself by using the pendulum to cut the ropes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 17. 

    Was he still imprisoned after he escaped the pendulum?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "yes" because the question asks if he was still imprisoned after escaping the pendulum. This implies that he was initially imprisoned, and the fact that he escaped the pendulum does not necessarily mean that he was freed from his overall imprisonment. Therefore, he could still be imprisoned even after escaping the pendulum.

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  • 18. 

    What shape did the chamber walls change into?

    • A.

      Square

    • B.

      Circle

    • C.

      Dodecahedron

    • D.

      Diamond

    Correct Answer
    D. Diamond
    Explanation
    The chamber walls changed into a diamond shape.

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  • 19. 

    The story takes place AFTER the inquisition? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The story does not take place after the inquisition.

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  • 20. 

    Is the narrator killed?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The answer "No" suggests that the narrator is not killed. This implies that the narrator is alive and possibly survived whatever situation or event was being referred to in the question.

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  • 21. 

    Who saves the narrator?

    • A.

      The french army

    • B.

      The british army

    • C.

      The english army

    • D.

      The starfleer

    Correct Answer
    A. The french army
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the french army. The narrator is saved by the french army, indicating that they played a crucial role in rescuing the narrator from a dangerous situation.

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  • 22. 

    The story takes place in Spain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The question states that the story takes place in Spain, and the correct answer is "False." This means that the story does not take place in Spain.

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