The Tell-tale Heart By Edgar Allen Poe

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The Tell-tale Heart By Edgar Allen Poe

This quiz will show you how much you know about the story. Great for review for school quizzes or tests!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    From what point of view is this story told?
    • A. 

      1st Person

    • B. 

      2nd Person

    • C. 

      3rd Person

  • 2. 
    What type of conflict is in this story?
    • A. 

      World vs. Man

    • B. 

      Man vs. Man

    • C. 

      Animal vs. Animal

  • 3. 
    Although the narrator states that he is not mad, he does admit to having a certain disease which is...
    • A. 

      Sharpened Senses

    • B. 

      Anxiety

    • C. 

      All of the Above

  • 4. 
    This disease has made him ________________?~evil~crazy~normal
  • 5. 
    • A. 

      He planned the murder but his plan failed so he is mad because he doesn't know anything.

    • B. 

      He knows nothing so he is mad.

    • C. 

      That if your mad you know nothing, you are dumb. But he is not dumb because he planned the whole murder which makes him know something.

  • 6. 
    How does he see his actions justifying this statement?
    • A. 

      His actions were not planned out well so he was caught in the act.

    • B. 

      His actions were very careful and cautious.

    • C. 

      He was loud and obnoxious.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Didn't do a messy job so there was no blood to clean up and hid him under the floorboards.

    • B. 

      Did a messy job but then cleaned up all of the blood.

    • C. 

      He left a mess and didn't clean it up so that is how he got caught.

  • 8. 
    When the police officers came, what does the narrator think they were doing by sitting there and chatting for so long?
    • A. 

      To make him admit what he did.

    • B. 

      Nothing.

    • C. 

      Being friendly.

  • 9. 
    To what does the narrator compare the sound of the beating heart to?
    • A. 

      He didn't hear a beating heart.

    • B. 

      A watch enveloped in cotton.

    • C. 

      A clock chiming in a soundproof room.

  • 10. 
    Why does the narrator kill the old man?
    • A. 

      Because of the old man's blue vulture eye.

    • B. 

      Because the old man was mean to him.

    • C. 

      Because the old man deserved to die because he was old and mean.

  • 11. 
    At midnight on 8 successive nights, the narrator goes to the old man's bedroom. Explain why the narrator does not kill him on the 1st 7 nights.