"The Raven" Poem By Edgar Allan Poe

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"The Raven" Poem By Edgar Allan Poe

"The Raven" is a narrative poem by the American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in January 1845.  It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow decent into madness. To read the entire poem, visit this website;  https://www. Online-literature. Com/poe/335/Then take the quiz and see how much you can remember about Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What time does the poem take place?
    • A. 

      Midnight

    • B. 

      Noon

    • C. 

      Dawn

  • 2. 
    When the author first heard the "rapping at his chamber door", who did he think was outside?
    • A. 

      His neighbor, who had been dead for three years

    • B. 

      The raven

    • C. 

      Some late night visitor

  • 3. 
    What month does the poem take place?
    • A. 

      December

    • B. 

      January

    • C. 

      February

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the "rare and radiant maiden" whom the author pines for?
    • A. 

      Annabelle

    • B. 

      Lenore

    • C. 

      Lydia

  • 5. 
    What happens when the author opens the door?
    • A. 

      The raven flies in

    • B. 

      He only sees darkness

    • C. 

      He sees Lenore standing outside

  • 6. 
    What word does the raven say whenever it talks?
    • A. 

      Nevermore

    • B. 

      Prophet

    • C. 

      Lenore

  • 7. 
    What does the author call the bird throughout the poem?
    • A. 

      Lenore

    • B. 

      Prophet

    • C. 

      My friend

  • 8. 
    How did the raven get into the house?
    • A. 

      He stepped in the window

    • B. 

      He flew in the door

    • C. 

      He was already in the house

  • 9. 
    Where does the raven perch when he comes into the house?
    • A. 

      The door frame

    • B. 

      The mantle above the fireplace

    • C. 

      A bust of Pallas

  • 10. 
     And finally, what was the author doing at the beginning of the poem when he heard the rapping at his door?
    • A. 

      Reading a book

    • B. 

      Writing a letter

    • C. 

      Eating dinner

  • 11. 
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  • 12. 
    Why is the speaker reading books late at night?
    • A. 

      He is trying to relieve his sorrow

    • B. 

      He is a professor

    • C. 

      He can't sleep

    • D. 

      He is studying for a test

  • 13. 
    What question does the speaker want answered by the raven?
    • A. 

      How did Lenore die?

    • B. 

      Will he remarry?

    • C. 

      Will he ever be reunited with Lenore again?

    • D. 

      Is his house haunted?

  • 14. 
    What word does not describe the mood of "The Raven?"
    • A. 

      Melancholy

    • B. 

      Joyful

    • C. 

      Gloomy

    • D. 

      Sorrowful

  • 15. 
    How does the speaker feel about the raven's answer to his questions?
    • A. 

      Terrorized

    • B. 

      Happy to have someone to talk to

    • C. 

      Angry and frustrated

    • D. 

      Tired and sleepy

  • 16. 
    What does the allusion "Plutonian Shore" refer to?
    • A. 

      Gilead, a place mentioned in the Bible

    • B. 

      Hades, the underworld

    • C. 

      The planet Pluto

    • D. 

      A cemetary

  • 17. 
    What is the rhyme scheme of "The Raven?"
    • A. 

      ABCAAA

    • B. 

      ABACCC

    • C. 

      ACBBBB

    • D. 

      ABCBBB

  • 18. 
    What is Pallas the Greek Goddes of?
    • A. 

      The underworld

    • B. 

      War and Wisdom

    • C. 

      Hunting

    • D. 

      The Seas

  • 19. 
    Where is the raven at the end of the poem?
    • A. 

      On the purple velvet chair

    • B. 

      Sitting on the bust of Pallas

    • C. 

      Flying above the speaker on the floor

    • D. 

      Sitting on the pile of books

  • 20. 
    Which is not a tragic event that occurred in Edgar Allan's life that may have influenced the tone of "The Raven?"
    • A. 

      His foster father treated him badly

    • B. 

      His mother died

    • C. 

      His wife died

    • D. 

      HIs newborn son died

  • 21. 
    What was Edgar Allan Poe's wife's name?
    • A. 

      Lenore

    • B. 

      Virginia

    • C. 

      Mary Allan

    • D. 

      Caroline

  • 22. 
    All of the following are theories that could explain Poe's mysterious death except?
    • A. 

      Rabies

    • B. 

      Heart attack

    • C. 

      Suicide

    • D. 

      Alcoholism

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
    • A. 

      Lenore, floor

    • B. 

      Nodded, nearly, napping

    • C. 

      Bleak, dark, gloomy

    • D. 

      Plutonian Shore

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