The Tell-tale Heart Fiction Novel

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The Tell-tale Heart Fiction Novel

The Tell-Tale Heart is a fiction novel by Edgar Allen Poe about fictional characters published in 1843 about a narrator who is trying to prove his sanity. Try out this quiz and see how much you understood.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the narrator strongly want readers to believe?
    • A. 

      He is innocent.

    • B. 

      The old man was cruel to him.

    • C. 

      He is not insane.

    • D. 

      The police picked on him unfairly.

  • 2. 
    What does the Narrator despise about the old man?
    • A. 

      His teeth

    • B. 

      His bad breath

    • C. 

      His eye

    • D. 

      His attitude

  • 3. 
    What does "the task" refer to when the Narrator says, "So I set about the task?"
    • A. 

      Bringing the old man tea

    • B. 

      Covering up the old man's eye

    • C. 

      Scaring the old man with a bright light

    • D. 

      Killing the old man

  • 4. 
    How did the police know to come to the old man's house?
    • A. 

      They were passing by and heard a scream.

    • B. 

      Neighbors heard a scream and called.

    • C. 

      They had a feeling something was wrong in the house.

    • D. 

      The Narrator called them.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following does the Narrator do LAST?
    • A. 

      He sneaks into the old man's bedroom.

    • B. 

      He hears the old man's heart.

    • C. 

      He sees the old man's eye.

    • D. 

      He shines his lantern.

  • 6. 
    When the police first arrive, how does the narrator feel?
    • A. 

      Surprised

    • B. 

      Worried

    • C. 

      Confident

    • D. 

      Annoyed

  • 7. 
    At the end of the play, the sound the narrator hears could be any of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      The old man's heart continuing to beat.

    • B. 

      His own heartbeat.

    • C. 

      His imagination.

    • D. 

      His guilty conscience.

  • 8. 
    One of the things Edgar Allan Poe is famous for is
    • A. 

      Stories with happy endings.

    • B. 

      Pet stories.

    • C. 

      Science-fiction stories.

    • D. 

      Horror stories.

  • 9. 
    Vex means:
    • A. 

      To irritate

    • B. 

      Intelligence

    • C. 

      To take note

  • 10. 
    Stifled means
    • A. 

      To descrease gradually

    • B. 

      Muted or suppressed

    • C. 

      Hunted

  • 11. 
    Profound means
    • A. 

      To bother

    • B. 

      Intelligent

    • C. 

      To confuse

  • 12. 
    Wane means
    • A. 

      To decrease gradually

    • B. 

      To pay attention

    • C. 

      To listen

  • 13. 
    Stalk means
    • A. 

      Intelligence

    • B. 

      To scream

    • C. 

      To follow or track

  • 14. 
    Resolve is
    • A. 

      A carpet cleaner

    • B. 

      Determination

    • C. 

      Smart

  • 15. 
    Hearken means
    • A. 

      To listen or pay attention

    • B. 

      Quietly or cautiously

    • C. 

      Secretly