Poe’s Short Stories

by: Edgar Allan Poe

“The Black Cat” (1843) Quick Quiz

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In addition to Pluto the cat, what other animals does the narrator of “The Black Cat” keep as pets?

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After being bitten by Pluto, in a drunken rage, the narrator of “The Black Cat” retaliates by mutilating the cat’s ___.

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What ominous event takes place on the same night that the narrator hangs Pluto?

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Enraged by his wife’s defense of the mysterious new cat, the narrator kills her with ___.

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In “The Black Cat,” how many days pass between the narrator murdering his wife and the arrival of the police?


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