The Tell Tale Heart Quizzes & Trivia

This is a short story that was published in 1843. Do you know the name of the author? Who was the victim in the story? How does the murderer hide the body? The narrator insisted that he is suffering from a disease, but which disease is this?
 
The narrator opened the door of the older man’s room a number of nights but on which night did the old man awaken? Do you remember what the old man was smothered with? Do you think you have what it takes to pass our quizzes? Try now and find out just how much you know.

The tell-tale heart story is the gruesome tale of a man who killed his housemate simply because he... (Haha, can't be revealed, you have to answer that down in questions). Edgar Allan Poe published the book in 1843. The...

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    How was the man feeling at the opening of the story?

The Tell-Tale Heart by Allan Poe is a captivating read where the narrator tries to convince us he is sane at the same time confessing to having killed a man who he describes as having vulture eyes. Have had the time to read this...

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    In what way has the old man previously wronged the narrator?

"The Tell-tale-Heart is relayed by a narrator who is unnamed but has endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity while simultaneously describing a murder he committed. This short story is by American writer Edgar Allan...

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    What is the meaning of vexed?

The Tell-Tale Heart is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1843. Have you had the chance to read this story? Was it terrifying? Take the quiz and see what you can remember from it.

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                      What sort of prediction is the reader most likely to make after reading these opening lines from “The Tell-Tale Heart”?You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have see how wisely I proceeded. 

An unnamed narrator opens the story by addressing the reader and claiming that he is nervous but not mad. He says that he is going to tell a story in which he will defend his sanity yet confess to having killed an old...

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    At the beginning of the story, the narrator says that he is neither interested in money nor revenge.  What about the victim makes the narrator want to kill him?

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The Tell Tale Heart Questions & Answers


What did the man try to convince he was not?
The answer to this is a little tricky. “The Tell-Tale Heart” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, and he’s well known for his unreliable narrators. He was also an American writer, so if the answer were really “mad”, it w
How was the man feeling at the opening of the story?
In the beginning of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the main character is pretty nervous. This can be figured out by simply evaluating and reading the first paragraph of the story. There is a lot of repetition of “ill
How did the police find out the man had killed the old man?
The police found out that the man had killed the old man as the man shrieked “I admit the deed”. This scene occurs in the short story titled as The Tell-Tale Heart which is written by the famous American writer Edgar Allen Poe. This shor
How can the old man best be characterized as?
The answer is this here now okay : DNervous and excitable
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