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Grade 8 The Black Cat
What happens to the narrator?
  1. He ends up having a nervous breakdown.
  2. He dies of heart failure.
  3. He ends up in prison.
Grade 8 The Black Cat
Where was the missing cat found?
  1. in a cellar closet
  2. hiding under the porch
  3. behind the cellar wall
Grade 8 The Black Cat

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Probing for Theme:
Read the three thematic statements below. Which one best applies to "The Black Cat"?
  1. Often there is a perverseness in human nature which seems to delight in doing wrong, for no other reason than because it is wrong.
  2. Cruelty to nature will be avenged.
  3. Forces of evil are often unleashed by degeneracy.
Grade 8 The Black Cat
The narrator:
  1. kills his wife in a temper because she defends the cat
  2. becomes an arsonist, destroying his neighbors' homes
  3. finally decides he must reform his life
Grade 8 The Black Cat
At the end, the cat:
  1. calls the attention of the police to the narrator's crime
  2. is killed by the narrator
  3. wins the real affection of the man
Grade 8 The Black Cat
The narrator seeks another cat, takes it home and finds:
  1. that it seems to love him very much
  2. that it is beginning to take on haunting characteristics of the previous pet
  3. both of these
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The narrator, enraged at the treatment he is receiving:
  1. cuts his cat's eye out
  2. sets fire to his home
  3. turns himself in for treatment
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That night:
  1. the narrator finally feels a sense of permanent peace
  2. the house catches fire
  3. his wife reproaches him for his sick behavior
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Following this incident, neighbors note:
  1. how much the man's wife is suffering
  2. the great improvement in the man
  3. the impression of a cat on the bedroom wall
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