The Ultimate
The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings
Book Quiz

Question 1 of 13

In a Tell-Tale Heart, what is the key characteristic of the murder victim?

  • His blue vulture-like eye
  • His bald shiny head
  • His dark bushy eyebrows
  • His sinister pinched mouth

Question 2 of 13

In a Tell-Tale Heart, where is the old man buried?

  • Under the floorboards
  • In a crypt
  • In the woods
  • In the cemetery

Question 3 of 13

In a Tell-Tale Heart, how does the narrator kill the old man?

  • He smothers him
  • He accidentally stabs him
  • He pushes him down the stairs
  • He scares him to death

Question 4 of 13

In a Tell-Tale Heart, what sound does the narrator hear coming from under the floor?

  • A heart beat
  • A dragon's cry
  • A child crying
  • The scratching of nails

Question 5 of 13

In the Pit and the Pendulum, the narrator is tried during what event?

  • The Spanish Inquisition
  • The Salem Witch Trials
  • The French Revolution
  • The Black Plague

Question 6 of 13

In the Cask of Amontillado, how does Montresor murder his friend?

  • He entombs him
  • He pushes him into a pit
  • He gets in a duel with him
  • He poisons him

Question 7 of 13

In Fall of the House of Usher, who invites the narrator to the House of Usher?

  • Roderick Usher
  • Madeline Usher
  • Rowena Usher
  • The Usher's doctor

Question 8 of 13

Where does Roderick insist on putting his sister when she dies in Fall of the House of Usher?

  • In the family tomb
  • In the cemetery
  • In the wood hut
  • Under the stairs

Question 9 of 13

In The Murders in the Rue Morgue, who solves the crime?

  • C Auguste Dupin
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Hercule Poirot
  • Edgar Allen Poe

Question 10 of 13

In The Murders in the Rue Morgue, what killed the two women?

  • An orangutan
  • A traveling salesman
  • The bank clerk
  • The jilted lover

Question 11 of 13

In Berenice, what does Egaeus take from Berenice?

  • Her teeth
  • Her locket
  • Her earrings
  • Her toenails

Question 12 of 13

In The Gold-Bug, what does the reader need to solve?

  • A cryptogram
  • A crossword puzzle
  • A series of vague clues
  • A pirates map

Question 13 of 13

In The Gold-Bug, what do Legrand and Jupiter find?

  • Buried treasure
  • Stocks and bonds
  • A letter from the murderer
  • Two silver lockets

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