The Tell-tale Heart Comprehension Quiz!

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Are you a bibliophile? How many books have you read yet? Ever read 'The Tell-Tale Heart' story? If so, take this comprehension quiz and check how sharp your memory is. The Tell-Tale Heart is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and was first published in the year 1843. The quiz contains a few questions from the whole book. Do you think you can answer them all correctly? Let's play this quiz and test how much you still remember about this story.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How was the man feeling at the opening of the story?
    • A. 

      Angry

    • B. 

      Nervous

    • C. 

      Hungry

    • D. 

      Relaxed

  • 2. 
    What sense was acute at the beginning of the story?
    • A. 

      Smell

    • B. 

      Sight

    • C. 

      Hearing

    • D. 

      Speaking

  • 3. 
    Why did the man kill the old man?
    • A. 

      For his gold

    • B. 

      Because of his pale blue eye

    • C. 

      Because the old man wronged him

    • D. 

      Because he didn't like the old man.

  • 4. 
    What did the man try to convince he was NOT?
    • A. 

      Mad

    • B. 

      Stupid

    • C. 

      Evil

    • D. 

      Good

  • 5. 
    On page 2 the man said the old man was sitting up in bed as he had done night after night doing what?
    • A. 

      Listening to a clock ticking

    • B. 

      Listening to his beating heart

    • C. 

      Hearkening to the death watches

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What caused the old man to feel the head of the man in his room (in the opinion of the man)?
    • A. 

      The unperceived shadow

    • B. 

      The beam of light

    • C. 

      The creaking door

    • D. 

      The feared voice

  • 7. 
    How did the man describe the groan he heard?
    • A. 

      One of pain

    • B. 

      One of grief

    • C. 

      One of mortal terror

    • D. 

      One of happiness

  • 8. 
    How did the man feel when he opened the lantern and saw the old man's open eye?
    • A. 

      Furious

    • B. 

      Afraid

    • C. 

      Calm

    • D. 

      Silent

  • 9. 
    How did the man kill the old man?
    • A. 

      By smothering him with a pillow

    • B. 

      By choking him with his hands

    • C. 

      By pulling the heavy bed over him

    • D. 

      By killing with his knife

  • 10. 
    Where did the man put the old man's body parts after he killed him?
    • A. 

      Under the planks in the floor

    • B. 

      In the old man's garden

    • C. 

      In the old man's closet

    • D. 

      In the graveyard

  • 11. 
    When there was a knock at the door after the old man's death, the man opened the door with a light heart. Why?
    • A. 

      He had thought up an alibi or cover story for what had happened

    • B. 

      He had a weapon on him

    • C. 

      He thought everything was cleaned up with no evidence of blood

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    How did the police find out the man had killed the old man?
    • A. 

      A neighbor said he saw the man kill the old man

    • B. 

      The police found the body on their own as they searched the house

    • C. 

      The man shrieked "I admit the deed!"

    • D. 

      By the evidences they had collected out.

  • 13. 
    What was the Tell-Tale Heart?
    • A. 

      The old man's heart

    • B. 

      The man's beating heart

    • C. 

      The heart of the unperceived shadow

    • D. 

      All of the above

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