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Grades: 6 7 8 10 12
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Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
What had the madness done for the narrator's senses?
  1. sharpened them
  2. destroyed them
  3. dulled them
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
Why were the police sent to the house?
  1. someone had seen the narrator
  2. a shriek was heard
  3. an argument was heard
Grade 6 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by lizadarlin
What about the old man drove the narrator mad?
  1. all his money
  2. his vulture eye
  3. his cruelty
  4. his silver hair
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by augrads
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by mrsjoubert
At the end of the play, the sound the main character hears could be any of the following EXCEPT:
  1. the old man's heart continuing to beat.
  2. his own heartbeat.
  3. his imagination.
  4. his guilty conscience.
Grade 7 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by mrbranscum
Read this line from "The Tell Tale Heart". "He shrieked once...I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the bed over him. I SMILED GAILY, to find the deed so far done."

Why did the narrator say "I smiled gaily"?
  1. the narrator was happy with what happened
  2. the narrator was satisfied that the old man was dead
  3. the narrator was upset at what he had done
  4. both a and b
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
What is the genre/subgenre of "A Tell-Tale Heart?"
  1. fiction/adventure
  2. fiction/short story
  3. non-fiction/biography
  4. fiction/fantasy
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
Who is the author of "The Tell-Tale Heart"?
  1. Charles Dickens
  2. Edgar Allen Poe
  3. Ebenezer Scrooge
  4. Jacob Marley
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
What is the name of the main character in "The Tell-Tale Heart"?
  1. Bob
  2. Fred
  3. Unknown; his name is never mentioned
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
What was the low, dull, quick sound that the narrator heard?
  1. his own heartbeat
  2. the old man's heartbeat
  3. his watch
Grade 7 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by mrbranscum
Why couldn't the narrator kill the old man on the first night?
  1. the eye was closed
  2. the narrator didn't have the courage the first night
  3. there was someone else in the house
  4. the old man wasn't asleep by midnight the first night
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
How is the crime discovered?
  1. The police officers produce a witness to the crime.
  2. The narrator becomes so overwhelmed with paranoia that he admits to the crime
  3. The police officers discover a small crack in the floor boards
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
To what does Poe compare the sound of the heartbeat?
  1. snare drum
  2. watch wrapped in cotton
  3. rain on a window pane
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
What made the narrator confess to the murder?
  1. his guilty conscience
  2. the police found the body
  3. the neighbor told
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
What is the narrator's motive for the murder?
  1. The narrator wanted the old man's gold
  2. The old man had insulted him
  3. The old man's eye severely bothered the narrator
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
Why does the narrator let the police officers freely search the house?
  1. the officers are old friends
  2. the officers have a warrant
  3. the narrator is confident they will not find anything
  4. none of the above
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