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Poe’s Short Stories

Edgar Allan Poe

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1. How many rooms does Prince Prospero’s palace contain?

2. With which river does the narrator of “Ligeia” associate his first wife?

3. Who is the author of “Mad Trist,” the romance that the narrator reads to Roderick Usher?

4. In “The Black Cat,” what is the name of the narrator’s first cat?

5. Where does the narrator hide the old man’s dismembered body in “The Tell-Tale Heart”?

6. What nonhuman animal appears on Montresor’s coat of arms?

7. In which country does William Wilson murder his double?

8. In “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” what piece of evidence indicates to Dupin that the owner of the Ourang-Outang is a sailor?

9. What geographical feature forms the front yard of the Usher mansion?

10. As what does Fortunato dress for the carnival?

11. What does William Wilson wear at the duke’s ball?

12. At what time of night does the mysterious guest arrive in “The Masque of the Red Death”?

13. Which group of writers does the narrator of “MS. Found in a Bottle” originally dislike?

14. Who saves the narrator in “The Pit and the Pendulum”?

15. In what city does Minister D—— from “The Purloined Letter” insult Dupin?

16. Which of the following schools does William Wilson attend?

17. With what does Fortunato indicate to Montresor that he is a Mason?

18. In which country does the narrator of “Ligeia” purchase an abbey?

19. In “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” whom do the police originally arrest?

20. In “The Black Cat,” what shape does the second cat’s white fur form?

21. In “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” where does the narrator first meet Dupin?

22. Which element of torture does the narrator encounter last in “The Pit and the Pendulum”?

23. On which night of his observation of the old man does the narrator from “The Tell-Tale Heart” commit murder?

24. The mysterious guest in “The Masque of the Red Death” comes dressed as what?

25. Along with the narrator, who survives the first hurricane in “MS. Found in a Bottle”?

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THANK YOU!

by kttheharrypotterfan, September 17, 2014

This makes so much sense, I would have missed out on these important facts if I had just relied on what I had read. THANK YOU!!!!

Masque of the Red Death

by anon_2223125324, November 03, 2014

This helped me so much and I did not realize the rooms symbolized the stages of the life from what I just overall really insightful.

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