Edgar Allan Poe Quiz – Book Quizzes Online
1. In The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe’s narrator accused his victim of having what kind of an eye?
2. Complete the title of Edgar Allan Poe’s only novel, ‘The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym …’ ?
of Deep Pocket
3. What was notable about ‘The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym’?
It was the first detective fiction story
It was left unfinished at Poe’s death
It was Poe’s only completed novel
4. What was the name of the black cat in Edgar Allan Poe’s story of the same name?
5. Who asked, “Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?”?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6. In The House of Usher, what was the name of the Usher Poe’snarrator visited?
7. Edgar Allan Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum is a short horror story about torture during …?
The War of Spanish Succession
The Spanish Inquisition
The War on Terror
8. How old was Edgar Allan Poe’s cousin when they married?
9. In which of the following cities did Edgar Allan Poe go to boarding school?
10. Who wrote a biography of Edgar Allan Poe shortly after Poe’s death depicting him as a drug-crazed loon?
Answers to the Edgar Allan Poe Quiz:
1.Vulture 2. of Nantucket 3. first detective fiction 4. Pluto 5. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 6. Roderick 7. The Spanish Inquisition 8. Thirteen 9. London 10. Rufus Griswold