Tell Tale Heart
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    "The Tell-Tale Heart" is told mainly in the _______ tense, from a _______ point of view.

    answer choices

    Past; first

    past; third-person

    present; first-person

    present; third-person

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    "...because Death, in approaching him, had stalked with his black shadow before him and enveloped the victim."---Death most likely refers to ________

    answer choices

    The narrator

    The old man

    a spirit

    none of the above

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following words is the best synonym for sagacity?

    answer choices

    stupidity

    righteousness

    determination

    cleverness

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    the sound of the old man's heart most closely symbolizes________

    answer choices

    the revenge of the old man

    the guilt of the narrator

    the knowledge of the police

    the sadness of the narrator

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which statement from the text proves that the narrator feels guilty?

    answer choices

    "there was no pulsation. He was stone dead. His eye would trouble me no more."

    "A shriek had been heard by a neighbor during the night; suspicion of foul play had been aroused; information had been lodged at the police office, and they (the officers) had been deputed to search the premises"

    "The officers were satisfied. My manner had convinced them. I was singularly at ease."

    "Dissemble no more! I admit the deed!--tear up the planks!--here, here!--it is the beating of this hideous heart!"

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    According to the narrator, which of the following best explains why he decides to kill the old man?

    answer choices

    The old man had wronged him too many times

    He is insane and has no awareness of his actions.

    He wants to steal the old man's fortune.

    He is haunted by the appearance of one of the man's eyes.

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the narrator's senses does he say is most acute?

    answer choices

    sight

    hearing

    touch

    smell

  • Question 8
    20 seconds
    Q. Conceive
    answer choices
    thought of; imagined
    highly developed
  • Question 9
    20 seconds
    Q. Hypocritical 
    answer choices
    shameless daring or boldness
    pretending to have certain beliefs about what is right but behaving in a way that is opposite from that
  • Question 10
    20 seconds
    Q. Acute
    answer choices
    highly developed
    to cause or encourage something to happen
  • Question 11
    20 seconds
    Q. Distinct
    answer choices
    recognizably different from something else of a similar type
    to smother
  • Question 12
    20 seconds
    Q. Audacity
    answer choices
    a building and the area of land that surrounds it
    shameless daring or boldness
  • Question 13
    20 seconds
    Q. Refrain
    answer choices
    to stop oneself from doing something
    highly developed
  • Question 14
    20 seconds
    Q. Stimulate
    answer choices
    obtaining what you want through deceit
    to cause or encourage something to happen
  • Question 15
    20 seconds
    Q. Cunning 
    answer choices
    obtaining what you want through deceit
    begin or continue a course of action
  • Question 16
    20 seconds
    Q. Premises
    answer choices
    thought of; imagined
    a building and the area of land that surrounds it
  • Question 17
    20 seconds
    Q. Stifle 
    answer choices
    to smother
    highly developed
  • Question 18
    20 seconds
    Q. Proceeded
    answer choices
    begin or continue a course of action
    recognizably different from something else of a similar type
  • Question 19
    60 seconds
    Q. How does the narrator feel at the opening of the story?
    answer choices
    Hungry
    Nervous
    Tired
    Constipated
  • Question 20
    60 seconds
    Q. Which of the narrator's senses was acute in the beginning of the story?
    answer choices
    Hearing
    Sight
    Smell
    Taste
  • Question 21
    60 seconds
    Q.  Why did the narrator kill the old man?
    answer choices
    Because the old man wronged him
    For his gold
    Because of his pale blue eye
    Because someone hired him to
  • Question 22
    60 seconds
    Q. What did the narrator try to convince you that he was NOT?
    answer choices
    Stupid
    Evil
    Smart
    Mad
  • Question 23
    60 seconds
    Q. How does the narrator describe the groan the old man makes?
    answer choices
    One of mortal terror
    One of grief
    One of pain
    One of joy
  • Question 24
    60 seconds
    Q. How does the narrator feel when he opens the lantern and sees the old man's open eye?
    answer choices
    Afraid
    Calm
    Furious
    Silly
  • Question 25
    60 seconds
    Q. How does the narrator kill the old man?
    answer choices
    With a pillow
    By smothering him with the heavy mattress
    By shooting him
    By strangling him with his hands
  • Question 26
    60 seconds
    Q. Where does the narrator put the old man's body parts after he kills him?
    answer choices
    In the garden
    In the closet
    Under the florboards
    In a properly marked grave
  • Question 27
    60 seconds
    Q. When the police knock on the door, the narrator opens the door with a light heart.  Why?
    answer choices
    He is having a great hair day
    He just won the lottery
    He just woke up from a great nap
    He thinks he has cleaned up all of the evidence of the murder
  • Question 28
    60 seconds
    Q. How do the police find out who killed the old man?
    answer choices
    A thorough police investigation
    Interrogating multiple suspects
    The narrator shrieks "I admit the deed!"
    The police find the body after searching the house
  • Question 29
    60 seconds
    Q. What is the primary theme of "The Tell-Tale Heart"?
    answer choices
    From love comes sacrifice 
    With guilt comes madness, therefore one should be careful when considering crimes like murder.
    With murder comes joy.
    With creepy neighbors comes murder.
  • Question 30
    30 seconds
    Q. When you make a ________________ of something, you make fun of it.
    answer choices
    vex
    mockery
    sagacity
    acute
  • Question 31
    30 seconds
    Q. When you make a ________________ of something, you make fun of it.
    answer choices
    vex
    mockery
    sagacity
    acute
  • Question 32
    30 seconds
    Q. The police found the evidence on the _____________.
    answer choices
    waned
    premises
    raved
    profound
  • Question 33
    30 seconds
    Q. The speaker said his sense of hearing was _______________________
    answer choices
    stifled
    acute
    audacity
    refrained
  • Question 34
    30 seconds
    Q. A person who displays __________________ has a high opinion of himself.
    answer choices
    foresight
    audacity
    acute
    raved
  • Question 35
    30 seconds
    Q. He was upset by the _________________ of his friend.
    answer choices
    profound
    raved
    derision
    stifled
  • Question 36
    30 seconds
    Q. Sandy has _____________, she plans ahead.
    answer choices
    raved
    vex
    foresight
    derision
  • Question 37
    30 seconds
    Q. His knowledge of the subject was __________-.
    answer choices
    unperceived
    profound
    mockery
    acute
  • Question 38
    30 seconds
    Q. The speaker ___________________ at the policeman.
    answer choices
    vex
    waned
    raved
    acute
  • Question 39
    30 seconds
    Q. Wisely, Sarah __________________ from arguing with her mother.
    answer choices
    vex
    foresight
    derision
    refrained
  • Question 40
    120 seconds
    Q.

    The author builds suspense by--

    answer choices

    not revealing what the crime will be

    having the narrator watch the sleeping victim for seven nights in a row.

    having the narrator explain how clever he is

    describing what is done with the victim's body

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