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Poe Unit Test
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In The Tell Tale Heart, which of the narrator's senses does he say is most acute?
Why does the narrator want to kill the old man?
the old man's eye vexed him
Is the narrator reliable or unreliable?
Why does the old man sit up in bed and say, "It is nothing but the wind in the chimney--it is only a mouse crossing the floor, or it is merely a cricket which has made a single chirp."
He is trying to comfort himself
What makes the eighth night different from the previous night?
the old man is awake
What figurative language devise is used in the following line? "Because Death in approaching him had staled with his black shadow before him and enveloped the victim."
What sound on the 8th night causes the narrator to feel anxiety?
What worries the narrator the most about the sound he hears on the 8th night?
a neighbor will hear it
How does the narrator murder the old man?
He suffocates the old man
Where does the old man hide the old man's corpse?
in the flooring
What do we learn about the narrator when he asks the police officers to sit and rest in the same room where he has hidden the body?
What does he do when he hears the anxiety provoking sound as he is talking to the police?
he talks loudly and paces the room
Why does the narrator think the police do not hear the noise?
He thinks they are mocking him
Which of the following lines exhibits the raven as a metaphor for the speaker's grief?
Leave my loneliness unbroken! quit the bust above my door!/ Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!/ Quoth the raven Nevermore."
Which of the following lines exhibits imagery and intensifies suspense in the poem
"And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming"
Determine the mood of the following: For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being/Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door"
At first the speaker thinks the noise he hears is
someone at the door
When the narrator opens the doors and looks out, he initially thinks it may be
Lenore/the woman he had loved come back to life
Why does the poet have the Raven perch upon the bust of the Greek Goddess Pallas?
This association suggests the raven is wise
At first encounter, the speaker's reaction to the Raven is
When the Raven says, "Nevermore," the speaker takes this response to be
the bird's name
The narrator guesses that the Raven says Nevermore because
its former master was an unhappy person
Near the end of the poem, the narrator asks the Raven two questions to which the bird answers, Nevermore. these questions concern
What will happen after death
Readers can infer from the poem's conclusion that the speaker will
never escape his despair
The speaker can best be described as
melancholy person trying to forget great tragedy
What is the poem's mood
In which quotation are the words an example of sound effects created by alliteration?
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, an ominous bird of yore/ meant in croaking Nevermore.
Which word in the following is an example of onomotopoeia?
"This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, Lenore!"/ Merely this and nothing more."
Which of the following lines does not have internal rhyme
"And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."
What does the word croaking suggest in the line: "What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore/ Meant in croaking Nevermore?"
What time does the poem take place in
What month does the poem take place in
What is name of the rare and radiant maiden the narrator pines for?
What happens when the author opens the door?
He only sees darkness
What does the author call the bird throughout the poem?
Where does the Raven perch when he comes into the home?
A bust of Pallas
What was the author doing at the beginning of the poem when he heard rapping at his door?
Reading a book/napping
What does the narrator order the Raven to do in the second to last stanza?
Which of the following does the narrator ask the raven?
Will I be reunited with Lenore?
Which of the following statements best expresses the central idea of "The Raven?"
The poet will grieve for Lenore's death forever
What happened to the narrator's love, Lenore?
She died of unknown causes
Which of the following does the narrator not want the Raven to do?
Leave no feather behind
When the narrator hears a second tapping, he believes it to be:
the wind and nothing more
at the end of the poem, what is happening?
The Raven is still sitting on the Bust of Pallas
Poe lived in all of following except:
In the Tell Tale heart, the narrator refers to the eye of the old man for whom he carews as the "_________" eye.
What sound makes the narrator in the Tell Tale Heart confess his crime to the police?
the beating of the old man's heart
Which of these best describes the symbolism of the Raven?
death and sadness
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