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Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
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 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
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
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 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
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
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
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
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
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
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 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
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
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
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
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
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