5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- How does the narrator get caught in his crime?
- How does our narrator change from how he was when we was younger?
- What do Pluto and the new cat have in common?
- Where does the new black cat come from in the story?
- What is an example of foreshadowing in the story?
- a The white splotch that looks like the gallows--hints that death will find our narrator
- b He hits the wall with his cane, and the cat lets out a horrible sounding scream.
- c He begins to drink. He is mean to his wife and animals.
- d They are black. They are missing an eye.
- e The cat follows the narrator home from a tavern one night. He was sitting on top of a hogshead.
5 Multiple choice questions
- We are not told this information.
- An imprint of a cat with a noose around its neck
- Puts her in the wall of the cellar
5 True/False questions
Why does the narrator kill his wife? → The cat trips him, and he gets mad. He turns and in a fit of passion kills his wife.
What is prose? → Writing in everyday language; written in paragraphs
What is a conflagration? → a large fire
How does the narrator kill Pluto? → Pluto loved him. He knew it was wrong. He knew it was a sin. Pluto did not give him a reason to do it.
Does our narrator feel guilty for killing Pluto? → No