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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
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 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
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
Where does the narrator hide the body?
  1. in the cellar
  2. in a nearby cemetery
  3. in the backyard
  4. under the floor boards of the bedroom
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
What explanation does the narrator offer in place of the idea that he is mad?
  1. lack of sleep
  2. psychic powers
  3. overly sharpened senses
  4. hallucinations
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
What specifically is it about the old man that troubles the narrator?
  1. he is too old
  2. his vulture ear
  3. his evil eye
  4. he is mean to him
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