Edgar Allan Poe Quizzes & Trivia

"Quoth the Raven". What do you really know about Poe? Although that’s not the quote, we are curious to know how well versed you are on the dark poet himself. Just as Poe has captured the imagination of his fans, these quizzes will capture your attention as you delve deep into the world of Poe. Since his works first went into print in 1827, Poe has produced a large variety of literary classics like “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Raven”, and “The Fall of the House of Usher”. How much do you know about these famous works and the man behind them?

Which university did young Poe attend? Who broke Poe’s heart? What was his first book called? Which disease tragically took the life of his wife in 1842? Travel through Poe’s world of stylized language and the supernatural as you test your knowledge of his life and writings!

"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...

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    What time does the poem take place?

Test your knowledge about Edgar Allan Poe and his life and work.

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    Poe was taken in by a wealthy tobacco merchant.  What was his name?

Show what you know about Poe!! 

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    What year was Edgar Allan Poe born?

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Edgar Allan Poe Questions & Answers

What is the meaning of the wind symbol?
The correct answer to this question is C. In the Edgar Allan Poe poem titled "Annabel Lee," the main character lives with the woman (Annabel Lee) he loves in a kingdom by the sea. Poe uses figurative language to talk about how powerful and
What word does the Raven say whenever it talks?
The raven says Nevermore whenever it talks. This character appears in a famous narrative poem that is written by the famous American writer Edgar Allen Poe. It is titled as “The Raven”. This poem is very famous for its musicality, and its
What is the beating heart a symbol of?
The correct answer to this question is C, the beating heart is a symbol of guilt. This symbol is taken from Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart". Published in January of 1843, "The Tell-Tale Hart" is a horror fictio
How did Poe die?
A apple fell on his head