The Cask of Amontillado
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  • Question 1
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    Part A: Which of the following sayings best describes a theme of the text?

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    Do not insult those who are easily wounded

    Pride cometh before the fall.

    Revenge is a dish best served cold

    Forgive and forget is the best course of action

  • Question 2
    30 seconds

    PART B: Which of the following quotes best supports the answer to Part A?

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    “At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely, settled...” (Paragraph 1)

    “It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will.” (Paragraph 2)

    “‘Let us go, nevertheless. The cold is merely nothing. Amontillado! You have been imposed upon. And as for Luchresi, he cannot distinguish Sherry from Amontillado.’” (Paragraph 22)

    “‘Come,’ I said, with decision, ‘we will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was.’” (Paragraph 34)

  • Question 3
    30 seconds

    How does the description of the Montresor coat of arms and motto (provided in the lines below) contribute to the reader’s understanding of Montresor’s character? Select TWO:

    "The Montresors," I replied, "were a great and numerous family."

    "I forget your arms."

    "A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are embedded in the heel."

    "And the motto?"

    "Nemo me impune lacessi" (translation: No one attacks me with impunity) *impunity: without consequence

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    Montresor's family motto means it is better to "turn the other cheek" when one is wronged.

    The snake represents any person, group, or thing that attacks the Montresor family, either literally or in terms of their pride.

    Montresor is weak because the foot on the coat of arms is being attacked by a snake.

    This motto is repeating what is being shown in the coat of arms; the Montresor family will not suffer freely given insults or injuries.

  • Question 4
    30 seconds

    This line takes place in the final paragraph of the story, just as Montresor is finishing walling Fortunato into the catacombs to die: “My heart grew sick; it was the dampness of the catacombs that made it so.” What insight into the narrator’s point of view does this line likely provide the reader?

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    Montresor is feeling emotional turmoil over what he has done to Fortunato.

    Montresor is afraid of the dark.

    Montresor has been suffering from a chronic illness.

    Montresor had too much carnival food.

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.  In "The Cask of Amontillado," who is the narrator, or the character who tells the story?
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  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q. Which word pairs best describe the mood, or atmosphere, of "The Cask of Amontillado"?
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    humorous and silly
    realistic and ordinary
    sincere and thought provoking
    grim and suspenseful 
  • Question 7
    60 seconds
    Q. According to the following sentence from "The Cask of Amontillado," what has Fortunato done to Montresor? The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge
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    He has stabbed him
    He has robbed him
    He has insulted him
    He has stolen his wife
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. How did Montresor always greet Fortunato?
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    with a smile
    with a frown
    with disgust
    he never talked to him
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. Most of the setting of the story takes place...
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    at the carnival
    in Fortunato's palazzo
    in the catacombs
    next to Luchesi's home
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. When Fortunato says:
    "the cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me, I shall not die of a cough."
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