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  • 1. 

    The Edgar Allan Poe Museum opened in which year?

    • A.

      1875

    • B.

      1918

    • C.

      1922

    • D.

      1901

    Correct Answer
    C. 1922
    Explanation
    The Edgar Allan Poe Museum opened in 1922.

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  • 2. 

    How old was Edgar Allan Poe when his mother died?

    • A.

      45

    • B.

      28

    • C.

      Nine

    • D.

      Not Yet Three

    Correct Answer
    D. Not Yet Three
    Explanation
    Edgar Allan Poe's mother died when he was not yet three years old.

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  • 3. 

    What name did Edgar Allan Poe use when he enlisted in the Army?

    • A.

      Ernest Poulson

    • B.

      David Perry

    • C.

      Edgar A. Perry

    • D.

      He Never Enlisted In The Army

    Correct Answer
    C. Edgar A. Perry
    Explanation
    Edgar Allan Poe used the name Edgar A. Perry when he enlisted in the Army.

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  • 4. 

    What was the first name of Edgar Allan Poe's wife?

    • A.

      Geraldine

    • B.

      Bernice

    • C.

      Virginia

    • D.

      Harriet

    Correct Answer
    C. Virginia
    Explanation
    Edgar Allan Poe's wife's first name was Virginia.

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  • 5. 

    Under which name did Poe publish his first works?

    • A.

      Anonymous

    • B.

      Emerson

    • C.

      A Bostonian

    • D.

      Byron

    Correct Answer
    C. A Bostonian
    Explanation
    Poe published his first works under the name "A Bostonian." This suggests that he wanted to establish a connection with the city of Boston, perhaps to gain recognition or appeal to a specific audience. By using this pseudonym, Poe may have aimed to create a sense of identity and association with a particular geographical location.

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  • 6. 

    In Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Spectacles", what was the main character's name?

    • A.

      Bob

    • B.

      Simpson

    • C.

      John

    • D.

      Calvin

    Correct Answer
    B. Simpson
    Explanation
    The main character's name in Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Spectacles" is Simpson.

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  • 7. 

    In what year did Edgar Allan Poe die?

    • A.

      1829

    • B.

      1849

    • C.

      1879

    • D.

      1921

    Correct Answer
    B. 1849
    Explanation
    Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849. He was an American writer and poet known for his dark and mysterious literary works. His death remains a mystery, with the exact cause still debated by scholars. Despite his troubled personal life, Poe's contributions to the horror and detective genres have had a lasting impact on literature.

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  • 8. 

    In what year was Edgar Allan Poe born?

    • A.

      1798

    • B.

      1814

    • C.

      1849

    • D.

      1809

    Correct Answer
    D. 1809
    Explanation
    Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809. This information can be found by knowing that Poe died in 1849 at the age of 40, which means he was born in 1809.

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  • 9. 

    What were the names of Edgar Allan Poe's parents?

    • A.

      Robert And Virginia

    • B.

      David And Elizabeth

    • C.

      William And Emily

    • D.

      John And Frances

    Correct Answer
    B. David And Elizabeth
    Explanation
    Edgar Allan Poe's parents were David and Elizabeth.

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  • 10. 

    In Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Black Cat", what was the cat's name?

    • A.

      Yetterbire

    • B.

      Pluto

    • C.

      Francisco

    • D.

      Lucifer

    Correct Answer
    B. Pluto
    Explanation
    In Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Black Cat," the cat's name is Pluto.

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  • 11. 

    In what year did Edgar Allan Poe's wife die?

    • A.

      1847

    • B.

      1837

    • C.

      1839

    • D.

      1843

    Correct Answer
    A. 1847
    Explanation
    Edgar Allan Poe's wife, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe, died in 1847. This event had a significant impact on Poe's life and writing career. Her death left him devastated and influenced the dark and melancholic themes that are often found in his works.

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  • 12. 

    What were allegedly Poe's last words?

    • A.

      I Have Had A Good Life

    • B.

      I Die As I Lived, In Misery And Pain

    • C.

      Lord Help My Poor Soul

    • D.

      Please, One More Drink

    Correct Answer
    C. Lord Help My Poor Soul
    Explanation
    The correct answer, "Lord Help My Poor Soul," suggests that these were allegedly Poe's last words. This statement implies that Poe was seeking divine assistance for his troubled soul before his death. It implies that Poe was in a state of distress and in need of spiritual guidance.

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  • 13. 

    Who did Edgar Allan Poe allegedly make his literary executor a few months before his death?

    • A.

      Rufus Griswold

    • B.

      Henry Poe

    • C.

      Stephen Marlowe

    • D.

      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Correct Answer
    A. Rufus Griswold
    Explanation
    Edgar Allan Poe allegedly made Rufus Griswold his literary executor a few months before his death. Griswold was a literary critic and editor who had a complicated relationship with Poe. After Poe's death, Griswold wrote a scathing obituary and published a posthumous collection of Poe's works, portraying him in a negative light. Despite this, Griswold's role as Poe's literary executor allowed him to have control over the publication and dissemination of Poe's writings, shaping his legacy in the years to come.

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  • 14. 

    Who is the protagonist in "Berenice", a story by Edgar Allen Poe?

    • A.

      Auguste Dupin

    • B.

      Berenice

    • C.

      Egaeus

    • D.

      Simpson

    Correct Answer
    C. Egaeus
    Explanation
    In the story "Berenice" by Edgar Allan Poe, the protagonist is Egaeus. Throughout the narrative, Egaeus serves as the main character and the focus of the story's events. The story revolves around his obsession with his cousin, Berenice, and his descent into madness. Egaeus's thoughts, actions, and emotions drive the plot forward, making him the central figure in the story.

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  • 15. 

    From what work did Poe take the line "Whose heart-strings are a lute", used in his poem "Israfel"?

    • A.

      The Bible

    • B.

      Aeschylus's The Clouds

    • C.

      Homer's The Odyssey

    • D.

      The Koran

    Correct Answer
    D. The Koran
    Explanation
    Poe took the line "Whose heart-strings are a lute" from The Koran. This suggests that Poe found inspiration for his poem "Israfel" in the religious text of Islam. The line implies a metaphorical connection between the emotions of the heart and the music produced by a lute, showcasing Poe's ability to draw from diverse sources for his literary creations.

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