Special Sub-Topic: S.S. Poe
|Where is the narrator when he's telling you the story of "The Black Cat"?|
Awaiting his execution. "For the most wild yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not--and very surely do I not dream. But tomorrow I die, and today I would unburden my soul."
|In "The Black Cat", what is the name of the narrator's first black cat?|
Pluto. Pluto, the cat, was "a remarkably large and beautiful animal, entirely black, and sagacious to an astonishing degree."
|Which of the following does the man in "The Black Cat" not own?|
a hamster. "They had birds, gold-fish, a fine dog, rabbits, a small monkey, and a cat."
|In "The Masque of the Red Death", what color was the seventh apartment?|
Black, with scarlet window panes. "That at the eastern extremity was...blue-and vividly blue were its windows. The second chamber was purple in its ornaments and tapestries, and here the panes were purple. The third was green throughout....The fourth...orange...the fifth...white...the sixth...violet. The seventh apartment was closely shrouded in black velvet tapestries that hung all over the ceiling and down the walls,...[with] a carpet of the same material and hue. But in this chamber only, the color of the windows failed to correspond with the decorations. The panes were scarlet--a deep blood color."
|"The Masque of the Red Death" - Which apartment is less densely crowded?|
The 7th apartment. "The first six apartments were densely crowded unlike the seventh."
|In "The Tell-Tale Heart", why does the narrator say he is not mad?|
Because he planned his idea slowly and carefully.. "...Now this is the point. You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded -- with what caution -- with what foresight -- with what dissimulation I went to work! I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him."
|"The Tell-Tale Heart" - Did the narrator like the old man he killed?|
Yes. He didn't have anything against him.. "I loved the old man. He had never wronged me....For his gold I had no desire. I think that it was his eye!"
|What time was it when the narrator finished dismembering the corpse and burying it under the floor?|
4 a.m.. "It was 4 A.M. by the time this ghastly deed had been completed."
|In "The Black Cat", what did the narrator use to kill his wife?|
An ax. He killed his wife with an ax when she tried to stop him from killing his second cat.
|In "The Cask of Amontillado", why did Montresor want to kill Fortunato?|
For revenge. "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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