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The Tell-Tale Heart (Grade 8)

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The Tell-Tale Heart

1. 
Who is the author of "The Tell-Tale Heart"?
  1. Charles Dickens
  2. Edgar Allen Poe
  3. Ebenezer Scrooge
  4. Jacob Marley
2. 
What is the genre/subgenre of "A Tell-Tale Heart?"
  1. fiction/adventure
  2. fiction/short story
  3. non-fiction/biography
  4. fiction/fantasy
3. 
In the "Tell-Tale Heart", the beating heart is a symbol of the narrator's:
  1. fear
  2. passion
  3. guilt
  4. humor
4. 
The narrator claims repeatedly that he is not:
  1. hungry
  2. anxious
  3. mad
  4. happy
5. 
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
6. 
The narrator's claim of sanity lies in the fact that he can tell his story so                 .
  1. quickly
  2. calmly
  3. slowly
  4. enthusiastically
7. 
What is the mood at the beginning of the story?
  1. joy
  2. curiosity
  3. sadness
  4. panic
8. 
The narrator looked on the old man each night for 6 nights before choosing to kill him.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
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
10. 
Why were the police sent to the house?
  1. someone had seen the narrator
  2. a shriek was heard
  3. an argument was heard
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