The Tell-tale Heart Story! Trivia Quiz

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The Tell-tale Heart Story! Trivia Quiz

The Tell-Tale Heart by Allan Poe is a captivating read where the narrator tries to convince us he is sane at the same time confessing to having killed a man who he describes as having vulture eyes. Have you had the time to read this book? Take up the quiz below and see if you remember the story accurately. Have fun remising!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what way has the old man previously wronged the narrator?
    • A. 

      In absolutely no way

    • B. 

      By cheating him in business

    • C. 

      By humiliating him in public

    • D. 

      By refusing to lend him money

  • 2. 
    The old man has fastened his shutters because
    • A. 

      He's afraid of robbers.

    • B. 

      He's allergic to the night air.

    • C. 

      He's afraid that people will see into his room.

    • D. 

      They bang open and shut when the wind blows.

  • 3. 
    The narrator compares the lantern's ray falling on the eye to
    • A. 

      A raindrop.

    • B. 

      A diving eagle.

    • C. 

      A spider's thread.

    • D. 

      An arrow shot from a bow.

  • 4. 
    The old man can best be characterized as
    • A. 

      Calm and easygoing.

    • B. 

      Absolutely fearless.

    • C. 

      Pushy and obnoxious.

    • D. 

      Nervous and excitable.

  • 5. 
    How does the murderer get rid of the victim's body?
    • A. 

      He dumps it into a river.

    • B. 

      He dissolves it in very strong acid.

    • C. 

      He cuts it up and buries it under the floorboards.

    • D. 

      He puts it on a boat that is departing that very night.

  • 6. 
    An important example of sound imagery in the story is
    • A. 

      A train whistle.

    • B. 

      A watch's ticking.

    • C. 

      The chirping of birds.

    • D. 

      The cascading of water.

  • 7. 
    The narrator claims that his attitude toward the old man has always been
    • A. 

      Loving.

    • B. 

      Hateful.

    • C. 

      Highly critical.

    • D. 

      Coolly respectful.

  • 8. 
    When he lets the police into the old man's room, the narrator sits
    • A. 

      On the bed.

    • B. 

      On the window sill.

    • C. 

      Between the police officers.

    • D. 

      Directly above the hidden corpse.

  • 9. 
    The narrator was ______ by the old man's eye. It disturbed him greatly.
    • A. 

      Waned

    • B. 

      Suavity

    • C. 

      Vexed

    • D. 

      Vehemently

  • 10. 
    The narrator said, "In the enthusiasm of my confidence, I brought chairs into the room and desired them here to rest from their fatigues, while I myself, in the wild _____ of my perfect triumph, placed my own seat upon the very spot beneath which reposed the corpse of the victim."
    • A. 

      Singularly

    • B. 

      Vehemently

    • C. 

      Hypocritical

    • D. 

      Audacity

  • 11. 
    The narrator says, "Never before that night had I felt the extent of my own powers--of my sagacity. I could barely contain my feelings of triumph." What does he mean by sagacity?
    • A. 

      Insanity

    • B. 

      Ignorance

    • C. 

      Intelligence

    • D. 

      Happiness