The Cask Of Amontillado Comprehension Test - Part 2 Of Midterm

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The Cask Of Amontillado Comprehension Test - Part 2 Of Midterm

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What part of the plot does the following occur?
    • Montresor walls up Fortunato in a recess in the wall of the catacombs.
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Rising Action

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Falling Action

    • E. 

      Resolution

  • 2. 
    What part of the plot does the following occur?
    • The reader learns Montresor feels that Fourtunato insulted him.
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Rising Action

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Falling Action

    • E. 

      Resolution

  • 3. 
    What part of the plot does the following occur?
    • Montresor shares with the reader that for at least 50 years nobody has disturbed Fortunato's bones
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Rising Action

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Falling Action

    • E. 

      Resolution

  • 4. 
    What part of the plot does the following occur?
    • Fortunato follows Montresor deep into his catacombs, despite heavy foreshadowing of the danger that is waiting for Fortunato.
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Rising Action

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Falling Action

    • E. 

      Resolution

  • 5. 
    What part of the plot does the following occur?
    • Fortunato laughs nervously at what he hopes is a joke by Montressor.
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Rising Action

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Falling Action

    • E. 

      Resolution

  • 6. 
    Which of the following would be the BEST choice of themes for the story?
    • A. 

      Montresor buried Fortunato alive.

    • B. 

      Always follow your instincts and do what you feel is best in life.

    • C. 

      The desire for revenge can make individuals perform extreme acts.

    • D. 

      A person's ego can cause great misfortune in their life.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following applied to the setting of the story?
    • A. 

      Carnival Season

    • B. 

      Catacombs

    • C. 

      Italy in the 1800's

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Montresor knows that Fortunato's weakness is
    • A. 

      His knowledge of Italy's history

    • B. 

      His health

    • C. 

      His wealth

    • D. 

      His pride and ego of being a wine connoisseur

  • 9. 
    Fortunato's costume of a jester for Carnival is important because it is a symbol.  Which of the following do you think is the costume is a symbol of:
    • A. 

      He often jests (jokes and brags) about his knowledge of wine.

    • B. 

      He is foolish about going into the catacombs with his severe cold.

    • C. 

      Montresor plays him for a fool.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge" Based on this quote alone, it is clear that the story is being told from which point of view?
    • A. 

      First Person

    • B. 

      Second Person

    • C. 

      Third Person Limited

    • D. 

      Third Person Omniscient

  • 11. 
    Montresor carefully plans his revenge.  He does all of the following to prepare EXCEPT ONE.  Which of the following is NOT one of the things his does to prepare for his revenge?
    • A. 

      Making sure his servants are not at home.

    • B. 

      Attaching a padlock and chains to the wall of the catacombs.

    • C. 

      Obtaining a real cask of Amontillado.

    • D. 

      Hiding the trowel beneath his cape.

  • 12. 
    The conflict that the whole story revolves around is:
    • A. 

      Man versus Nature

    • B. 

      Man versus Self

    • C. 

      Man versus Society

    • D. 

      Man versus Man

  • 13. 
    Montresor's family coat of arms is decorated with a blue background, upon which a huge, golden human foot crushes a serpent whose fangs are biting its heel.  This symbol indicates that Montresor's family:
    • A. 

      Wears only snakskin boots as they crush their opponents.

    • B. 

      Pride themselves on their ability to get revenge on those who hurt them.

    • C. 

      Act on revenge only out of necessity.

    • D. 

      Has royal blood and a lot of gold.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following quotations from the story BEST shows Montresor's TRUE character?
    • A. 

      "A draft of this Medoc will defend us from the damps."

    • B. 

      "My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. How remarkably well you are looking today."

    • C. 

      "I must not only punish but punish with impunity."

    • D. 

      "And yet some fools will have it that his taste is a match for your own."

  • 15. 
    Which literary device did Edgar Allan Poe rely upon when naming the character "Fortunato"?
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Plot

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 16. 
    Which type of irony is present in the following statement by Montresor about Fortunato? "I drink...to your long life"
    • A. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Situational Irony

  • 17. 
    When Fortunato offers to judge the wine, Montresor responds by:
    • A. 

      Being happy and agreeing to let him.

    • B. 

      Being sincere and unsure.

    • C. 

      Pretending to be happy that Fortunato wants to help him.

    • D. 

      Pretending to not want to trouble Fortunato and letting Luchesi help him.

  • 18. 
    Montresor stops working when Fortunato begins rattling his chains because Montresor
    • A. 

      Is tired and needs to rest.

    • B. 

      Begins to feel bad about what he is doing.

    • C. 

      Wants to enjoy the sounds of suffering from Fortunato.

  • 19. 
    Who is the narrator in "The Cask of Amontillado?"
    • A. 

      Fortunato

    • B. 

      Luchesi

    • C. 

      Edgar Allan Poe

    • D. 

      Montresor

  • 20. 
    Fortunato says, "Enough, the cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough."  This is an example of
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Characterization

    • D. 

      Point of View

  • 21. 
    Based on Montresor's actions throughout the story, the reader can conclude that he is
    • A. 

      Patient and forgiving

    • B. 

      Good-natured and sociable

    • C. 

      Peaceful and sensible

    • D. 

      Evil and unbalanced

  • 22. 
    Based on what you know about Montresor, what can you conclude about his feelings towards people that have wronged him?
    • A. 

      Wrongdoers must be punished and the wrongs avenged.

    • B. 

      Holding grudges is a waste of time.

    • C. 

      One must not let injustice take over your decision making.

    • D. 

      If the injustice is intentional, revenge is never justified.

  • 23. 
    Some readers argue that Montresor is insane.  Which of the following pieces of evidence BEST supports the opinion that Montresor is insane (crazy).
    • A. 

      He is wearing an unusual costume.

    • B. 

      The thoughts of Fortunato's death make him smile.

    • C. 

      He pays full price for a cask of amontillado.

    • D. 

      He does not ask Luchesi to test the amontillado.

  • 24. 
    What is one reason that the reader knows Montresor is an unreliable narrator?
    • A. 

      He is drunk on amontillado.

    • B. 

      He is snobbish (stuck up) and wealthy.

    • C. 

      He does not reveal everything about the past.

    • D. 

      He is impatient and unable to think clearly.

  • 25. 
    The skeletons in the walls of the catacombs are the remains of
    • A. 

      Carnival merrymakers

    • B. 

      Enemies of the Montresor family.

    • C. 

      Montresor's ancestors.

    • D. 

      Montresor's disobedient servants.

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