The Tell-tale Heart Comprehension Quiz!

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The Tell-tale Heart Comprehension Quiz!

The tell-tale heart story is the gruesome tale of a man who killed his housemate simply because he. . . (Haha, can't be revealed; you have to answer that down in questions). Edgar Allan Poe published the book in 1843. The murderer was very calculating and even went ahead to hide the body by cutting it up and hiding it in the same house. Let’s play this quiz and test how much do you remember!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Nervous

    • B. 

      Hungry

    • C. 

      Angry

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

      Smell

    • B. 

      Sight

    • C. 

      Hearing

  • 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

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Mad

    • B. 

      Stupid

    • C. 

      Evil

  • 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

  • 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

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

      One of pain

    • B. 

      One of grief

    • C. 

      One of mortal terror

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 12. 
    • 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!"

  • 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