The Raven
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  • Question 1
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    At what time and when does the poem take place?

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    Midnight in December

    An afternoon at the end of October

    Noon in July

    An early April morning

  • Question 2
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    Q. The speaker can best be described as a —
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    lonely, elderly man longing for visitors
    magician conjuring up evil spirits
    poet seeking inspiration for a new work
    melancholy person trying to forget a great tragedy
  • Question 3
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    Q. In which quotation below are the underlined words an example of sound effects created by alliteration?
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    “What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore / Meant in croaking ‘Nevermore.’”
    “Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! / Leave my loneliness unbroken!—quit the bust above my door!”
    Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, / Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.”
    “On this home by Horror haunted—tell me truly, I implore— / Is there—is there balm in Gilead?—tell me—tell me, I implore!”
  • Question 4
    30 seconds

    What happens when the narrator opens the door?

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    the raven flies in

    Lenore appears

    his mother comes in

    he sees only darkness

  • Question 5
    30 seconds

    Where does the raven perch when he comes into the house?

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    on top of a lamp

    the mantle above the fireplace

    a bust of Pallas above the chamber door

    on the bookcase

  • Question 6
    30 seconds

    What does the Raven symbolize in this poem?

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    The speaker's despair and utter lack of hope

    The evil that haunts him

    The love that he had for Lenore

    Nature and how it affects human emotions

  • Question 7
    30 seconds

    . Which of the following statements best expresses the central idea of “The Raven”?

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    Happiness is fleeting.

    The narrator will grieve Lenore's death forever.

    The poet will never sleep again.

    Grief is a manifestation of insanity.

  • Question 8
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    The Raven is told from which point of view?

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    1st person

    3rd person objective

    3rd person limited

    3rd person omniscient

  • Question 9
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    What question is most important to the narrator?

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    Is there any way to remove his grief?

    Will he ever see Lenore again?

    Will the raven stay all night?

    Will he ever see a rainbow unicorn?

  • Question 10
    30 seconds

    How does the speaker feel about the bird by the end of the poem?

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    Sad but relieved

    Comfortable with his future

  • Question 11
    30 seconds

    In the poem, the raven is "Perched upon a bust of Pallas". Who is Pallas?

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    Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty

    Hera, Queen of the Gods

    Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and War

    Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth and Home

  • Question 12
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    Q. Readers can infer from the poem's conclusion that the speaker will
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    die soon
    never escape his despair
    be reunited with Lenore
    make his sorrow the subject of a great poem
  • Question 13
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    The narrator describes the raven as "ebony". What does "ebony" mean?

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    strange or creepy

    dark black in color


    rainbow colored

  • Question 14
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    What is the external rhyme scheme of the poem?

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    Iambic pentameter



  • Question 15
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    The phrase "the lamplight gloated o'er" is an example of what kind of figurative language?

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