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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 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by augrads
In the "Tell-Tale Heart", the beating heart is a symbol of the narrator's:
  1. fear
  2. passion
  3. guilt
  4. humor
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
When the old man groaned, the speaker said it was a groan of:
  1. pain
  2. terror
  3. grief
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
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
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
The narrator claims repeatedly that he is not:
  1. hungry
  2. anxious
  3. mad
  4. happy
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
What effect is Poe creating by having the narrator watch the old man sleep for eight days before carrying out his plan?
  1. irony
  2. suspense
  3. establishing motive
  4. none of the above
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
What is the mood at the beginning of the story?
  1. joy
  2. curiosity
  3. sadness
  4. panic
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
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