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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 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
On the eighth night, the narrator awakens the old man. What happens next?
  1. The narrator immediately carries out his plan
  2. The old man sits awake in fear for many hours.
  3. The narrator finds himself consoling the old man and gets him back to sleep.
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
Why is the narrator unable to kill the old man before the eighth night?
  1. He is trying to wait until the old man dies of natural causes.
  2. He waits until he sees the eye because it is the eye that makes him want to kill the old man
  3. He is afraid of being caught
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
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 by shelleygeorge
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
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
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 by shelleygeorge
How does the old man die?
  1. he is chopped up
  2. he is suffocated by a bed
  3. he is buried in the floor
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
The beating grew louder--what was the new anxiety that seized the narrator at this point?
  1. he had no anxiety
  2. the sound being heard by neighbors
  3. someone coming to the house
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