"Tell-tale Heart" Assessment

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"Tell-tale Heart" Assessment

The following standards are being tested: 117. 122. 125 &125.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The moral of the story is don’t fear what you don’t understand.

    • B. 

      The lesson the author wants us to learn from this story is what’s done in the dark, always come to light.

    • C. 

      There is never a reason to commit a senseless crime.

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 2. 
    The theme in "Tell-Tale Heart"  is stated because the author comes right out & tells us the message behind the story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which quote below best supports the following theme: "What's done in the dark always comes to light"
    • A. 

      "I had my head in, and was about to open the lantern, when my thumb slipped upon the tin fastening, and the old man sprang up in bed, crying out --"Who's there?"

    • B. 

      "Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! --here, here! --it is the beating of his hideous heart!"

    • C. 

      "TRUE! -- nervous -- very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?"

    • D. 

      "But the beating grew louder, louder! I thought the heart must burst. And now a new anxiety seized me --the sound would be heard by a neighbor!"

  • 4. 
    The climax in a story occurs when...
    • A. 

      The unknown man lurks around outside the bedroom of the old man.

    • B. 

      The unknown man scares the old man by making a sound.

    • C. 

      The unknown man kills the old man.

    • D. 

      The unknown man dismembers the old man's body.

  • 5. 
    The climax gives rise to which events that happen next (falling action)?
    • A. 

      The unknown man dismembers the body of the old man.

    • B. 

      The unknown man buries the old man's body beneath the floor boards.

    • C. 

      He walks around arrogant in his mind convinced that he has gotten away with murder.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    In the exposition we learn that the unkown man has no real reason to kill the old man.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    In the exposition we learn that the unkown man loves the old man.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which summary below would best describe the story "Tell-Tale Heart"?
    • A. 

      This story is about a man that is driven to kill an old man due to a physical characteristic the old man has & the unknown man is afraid of & bothered by. The unknown man becomes arrogant about the murder he has committed and thinks he will get away with it until guilt haunts him and he confesses his crime.

    • B. 

      This story is about a man that is driven to kill an old man due to a physical characteristic the old man has & the unknown man doesn't like it.

    • C. 

      This story is about a man that kills an old man.

    • D. 

      This story is about a coming of age for several young ladies who grew up together.

  • 9. 
    In "Tell-Tale Heart," the old man's "eye" gives the unknown man a feeling of  __________ more than anything.
    • A. 

      Excitement

    • B. 

      Fear

    • C. 

      Anger

    • D. 

      Pleasantness

  • 10. 
    The unknown man in "Tell-Tale Heart" & the boy in "Thank You Mam" have which of the following things in common?
    • A. 

      Both individuals attacked innocent victims.

    • B. 

      Both individuals committed the crime for no apparent reason.

    • C. 

      Both individuals committed a crime ended up caught.

    • D. 

      Both a & c