Poe’s Short Stories

by: Edgar Allan Poe

“The Pit and the Pendulum” (1843) Quick Quiz

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The narrator of “The Pit and the Pendulum” has been imprisoned by agents of which institution?

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What does the narrator of “The Pit and the Pendulum” throw into the pit to determine its depth?

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In “The Pit and the Pendulum,” what archetypal figure does the narrator discover painted on the ceiling of his prison?

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In “The Pit and the Pendulum,” the narrator lures rats to chew through his restraints by smearing the straps with ___.

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At the end of “The Pit and the Pendulum,” the narrator is rescued by the army of which French general?


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