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Poe’s Short Stories

by: Edgar Allan Poe

“The Purloined Letter” (1844) Quick Quiz

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In “The Purloined Letter,” who is the prefect of the Paris police?

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Dupin tells the police that the Minister must be keeping the letter ___.

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According to Dupin, the most difficult things to find are hidden ___.

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What does Dupin intentionally leave at the Minister’s apartment so that he’ll have reason to return?

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Why does Dupin leave a fake letter behind in place of the real one?