Tell-tale Heart Vocabulary

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Tell-tale Heart Vocabulary

A quiz over the vocab from Edgar Allen Poe's short story, The Tell-Tale Heart.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mockery: praise:: _____: flattery
  • 2. 
    Conceive means...
    • A. 

      To become pregnant

    • B. 

      To form ( a notion, opinion, purpose, etc.)

    • C. 

      Understand

  • 3. 
    If you said something vehemently, is it a stifled sound? (answer Yes or No)
  • 4. 
    Which of these would you do stealthily?
    • A. 

      Pray

    • B. 

      Call your brother downstairs for dinner

    • C. 

      Sneak out of the house

  • 5. 
    An acute pain can vex you.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    "So I opened it....until, at length, a single dim ray, like the thread of the spider, shot from the crevice" in this quote from the Tell-Tale Heart, what does crevice mean?
  • 7. 
    Which word means: boldness or daring, especially with confident or arrogant disregard fo rpersonal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions?
    • A. 

      Cautiousness

    • B. 

      Victory

    • C. 

      Audacity

  • 8. 
    Which of these is NOT hypocritical?
    • A. 

      A renowned cook saying the new one had much to learn.

    • B. 

      A conceited person saying their friend should stop bragging

    • C. 

      A person whose voice cracks making fun of somebody who couldn't hit a high note

  • 9. 
    Check the words that are adverbs. Explain to yourself what the others are, for extra practice.
    • A. 

      Derision

    • B. 

      Conceived

    • C. 

      Stifled

    • D. 

      Steathily

    • E. 

      Vehemently

    • F. 

      Acute

    • G. 

      Vexed

    • H. 

      Crevice

    • I. 

      Audacity

    • J. 

      Adjective

  • 10. 
    Derision, crevice, and audacity are all _____.
  • 11. 
    What is de- in derision?
    • A. 

      Prefix

    • B. 

      Suffix

  • 12. 
    Conceived, stifled, and vexed have the same suffix.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False