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5 Matching Questions

  1. Where does the new black cat come from in the story?
  2. What does felicity mean?
  3. What is an allusion?
  4. How old was Poe when he died?
  5. What do Pluto and the new cat have in common?
  1. a 40
  2. b The cat follows the narrator home from a tavern one night. He was sitting on top of a hogshead.
  3. c happiness
  4. d a reference that the author expects you to know
  5. e They are black. They are missing an eye.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. He cuts the cat's eye out after the cat bites him.
  2. a comparison using like or as
  3. the narrator of a poem
  4. a barrell
  5. His house burns.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Why does the narrator originally not kill the black cat?He is ashamed of what he did to Pluto. He dreads the cat.


  2. What was the narrator's name?Pluto


  3. What is foreshadowing?hints given that tell readers what may happen in the story


  4. Why does the narrator kill his wife?He drives an axe in her head.


  5. Why did people make fun of the narrator when he was younger?The cat trips him, and he gets mad. He turns and in a fit of passion kills his wife.


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