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Grade 7 Edgar Allen Poe CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.7.2b
Using the word bank, fill in the word that best fits each definition.

1.the act of killing                 immolation (n)                 
2.to annoy or worry          vex (v)          
3.to completely surround or cover                enveloped (v)                
4.quality of being able to make hard decisions               sagacity (n)               
5.idea that you have, but can not prove                   suppositions (n)                   
6.measurement of wood and stone in a building                 scantlings (n)                 
7.acting in a relaxed or confident manner                suavity (adj)                
8.something that doesn't have value or importance              trifles (n)              
9.state of being laughed at               derision (n)               
10.manner of speaking                utterance (n)                
11.expert or judge                  connoisseur (n)                  
12.someone who does something in a skilled way               virtuoso (n)               
13.to go away or escape from a place secretly                absconded (v)                
14.watery discharge from the eyes or nose            rheum (n)            
15.difficult to deal with                  obstinate (adj)                  
16.act of making gestures                    gesticulation (n)                    
17.flaming torch                flambeaux (n)                
18.straight sword with narrow blade and sharp edges             rapier (n)             
19.pointed tool for working with stone                puncheons (n)                
20.large destructive fire; war or conflict                    conflagration (n)                    

Bonus Question: When and where did Poe die?                              October 9,1849 in Baltimore                              

Word Bank:
conflagrashun punchuns rapeyur flambow jestickulashun

obstineight room ubskonded virchewoso connissuer

utterants derishun trifells swavity skantlings

supposishuns sajasity envelupped vecks immolashun
Grade 11 Edgar Allen Poe
Which of these identifies a main cause-and-effect relationship in “The Raven”?
  1. poetry and happiness
  2. loss and heartbreak
  3. sleeplessness and illness
  4. strange visitors and dreams
Grade 11 Edgar Allen Poe
When the speaker in “The Raven” thinks that Lenore may be at his door, what are his feelings?
  1. fear and anguish
  2. hope and doubt
  3. anger and disgust
  4. curiosity and relief
Grade 11 Edgar Allen Poe
The narrator guesses that the Raven says, “Nevermore,” because —
  1. it had been listening to the narrator mourning for Lenore.
  2. its former master was an unhappy person.
  3. Lenore had originally kept it as a pet.
  4. the narrator's enemy had taught it this word to torture the narrator.
Grade 11 Edgar Allen Poe
In "The Raven", the speaker thinks the noise he hears is —
  1. his enemy stalking him
  2. the wind blowing the door open
  3. someone at the door
  4. his friends playing tricks on him
Grade 7 Edgar Allen Poe
Ominous, in "The Raven", implies which of the following:
  1. pale or faint in color
  2. pleasant or calm in nature
  3. giving the impression of evil, foreboding, threatening
  4. a private room of sorrow
Grade 11 Edgar Allen Poe
Why does the poet have the Raven perch on the bust of the Greek goddess Pallas?
  1. Ravens were sacred to the Greeks.
  2. This association suggests the Raven is wise.
  3. The speaker associates Pallas with his dead love, Lenore.
  4. The poet is suggesting that this poem takes place in ancient Greece.
Grade 10 Edgar Allen Poe
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
What word does the raven say whenever he speaks?
  1. quoth
  2. prophet
  3. nevermore
  4. Lenore
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
How did the raven get into the house?
  1. he stepped in the window
  2. he came in the chimney
  3. he flew in the door
  4. he was already in the house
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
Where does the raven perch when he comes into the house?
  1. the door frame
  2. the mantle above the fireplace
  3. a bust of pallas
  4. on the chair
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
Poe began his writing career as
  1. an editor of a famous foreign newspaper
  2. a beat reporter for a military newspaper
  3. a poet
  4. a and b
  5. all the above
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
The mix Poe used to create his stories (using Holt edition bio):
  1. Gothic tales, psychological insights, news stories
  2. news stories, myths, poetry, songs
  3. magic, Gothic tales, psychological insights
  4. dreams, myths, news stories
  5. all the above
  6. none of the above
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
What happens when the author opens the door?
  1. the raven flies in
  2. he screams
  3. he only finds darkness
  4. he sees Lenore standing outside
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
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