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"The Black Cat" Test

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5 Written Questions

5 Matching Questions

  1. What is characterization?
  2. What does the new cat have on his chest?
  3. Why does the narrator kill Pluto?
  4. What is a plot twist?
  5. What is a hogshead?
  1. a a barrell
  2. b a sudden, unexpected change in a story
  3. c methods used by a writer to introduce or describe characters to readers
  4. d He has a white splotch that is shaped like a hangman's noose.
  5. e Pluto loved him. He knew it was wrong. He knew it was a sin. Pluto did not give him a reason to do it.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. abnormal
  2. He hits the wall with his cane, and the cat lets out a horrible sounding scream.
  3. a reference that the author expects you to know
  4. The cat trips him, and he gets mad. He turns and in a fit of passion kills his wife.
  5. He drives an axe in her head.

5 True/False Questions

  1. 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.

          

  2. Does our narrator feel guilty for killing Pluto?Yes

          

  3. Where does the new black cat come from in the story?The cat follows the narrator home from a tavern one night. He was sitting on top of a hogshead.

          

  4. What does intemperance mean?abnormal

          

  5. What is on the one wall that did not burn of the house?An imprint of a cat with a noose around its neck

          

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