Test Your Knowledge On The Tell-tale Heart Story

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Test Your Knowledge On The Tell-tale Heart Story

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Poe's short story, The Tell-Tale Heart! (Hint: Most of the answers can be found on this website. )


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the old man't beating heart at the end of the story most likely a symbol of?
    • A. 

      The old man's evil

    • B. 

      The main character's conscience

    • C. 

      The police's authority

    • D. 

      The murderer's kindness

  • 2. 
    From what point of view is the story told?
    • A. 

      First Person

    • B. 

      Second Person

    • C. 

      Third Person Limited

    • D. 

      Third Person Omniscent

  • 3. 
    What character/personality trait does the murderer directly admit to possessing?
    • A. 

      Insanity

    • B. 

      Evil

    • C. 

      Nervousness

    • D. 

      Pleasure

  • 4. 
    How much of the story is in a flashback?
    • A. 

      None of the story

    • B. 

      A short paragraph at the beginning of the story

    • C. 

      A short paragraph at the end of the story

    • D. 

      Most of the story

  • 5. 
    The author writes, "Death, in approaching him had stalked with his black shadow before him, and enveloped the victim." By giving death thoughts and actions, Poe uses _______.
    • A. 

      A simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      A metaphor

    • D. 

      Exaggeration

  • 6. 
    The story takes place on busy city streets.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False, in a house

  • 7. 
    It is because of the old man's personality that the murderer decides to kill him.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False, eye

  • 8. 
    The murderer is very nice to the old man in the days before killing him.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False, disrespectful

  • 9. 
    The murder occurs at sunset.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False, in the middle of the night

  • 10. 
    The murderer confesses to his crime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False, gets away with