5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What is a simile?
- How does the narrator get caught in his crime?
- Does our narrator feel guilty for killing Pluto?
- What is an example of foreshadowing in the story?
- What was the narrator's name?
- a The white splotch that looks like the gallows--hints that death will find our narrator
- b Yes
- c a comparison using like or as
- d We are not told this information.
- e He hits the wall with his cane, and the cat lets out a horrible sounding scream.
5 Multiple choice questions
- He says he will die tomorrow in the first paragraph. He says he is in a felon's cell. He says the cat sent him to the hangman.
- They are black. They are missing an eye.
- a reference that the author expects you to know
- Virginia, his first cousin
5 True/False questions
Why does the narrator originally not kill the black cat? → He is ashamed of what he did to Pluto. He dreads the cat.
What is prose? → Writing in everyday language; written in paragraphs
What does the narrator do with the body of his wife? → The black cat
Why did people make fun of the narrator when he was younger? → He was sensitive and tender hearted.
Where does the new black cat come from in the story? → He follows him everywhere. He is there all the time--even when the narrator is sleeping.