The tell tale heart test

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The tell tale heart test

  1. 1. Jose Campeche Community School English Program Mr. Sosa/Mrs. Almeda Twelfth Grade Name:_______________________ Date:_______________________Grade:_________ Score: ____/66Part I. Multiple Choice: Choose the correct answer in the following items. Read carefully every item.There is only one correct answer. 32 points 1. In what way has the old man previously wronged the narrator? a. In no way possible b. By cheating him in business c. By humiliating him in public d. By insulting him 2. What does the old man in “The Tell-Tale Heart” do when he hears a noise on the eighth night? a. He gets himself a knife b. He begins to scream c. He walks to the door d. He looks carefully at the door 3. The author of the short story “The Tell Tale Heart” is a. Edgar Allen Puss b. Ellen Allan Poe c. Edgar Allan Poe d. Edgar Allen Po 4. According to the narrator, the eye of the old man was like one of a a. Crow b. Vulture c. Raven d. Dark bird 5. The old man died after a. A bed was put on top of him b. Being knifed to death c. Being stab in the heart d. Being gun at 6. Suspense is a. A feeling of uncertainty b. A feeling of nervousness c. A feeling of madness d. A feeling of nothingness 7. What statement about the narrator isnotreasonable based on the following passage from “The Tell-Tale Heart”? True!—nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses—not destroyed—not dulled them. a. The narrator is probably tired. b. The narrator is probably insane.
  2. 2. c. The narrator is nervous. d. The narrator has a disease.8. What characteristic of the narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart” is evident in the following sentence? I knew what the old man felt, and pitied him, although I chuckled at heart. a. cruelty b. insanity c. sense of humor d. excitability9. The narrator claims that his attitude toward the old man has been has always been a. Loving b. Hateful c. Critical d. Respectful10. What does the narrator start to think he hears as “The Tell-Tale Heart” progresses? a. the roar of the ocean b. the sounds of neighbors c. a heart beating d. the old mans increasingly loud groans11. Where does the narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart” hide the old mans body? a. in a grave in the backyard b. in a closet c. under a pile of blankets d. under the floorboards12. The policemen were called by a. A man on the front b. A neighbor c. The old man d. The lady in black13. Examples of movies of suspense are a. Titanic, Alien, and Jason b. Jason, Freddy Kruger, and Indiana Jones c. Inception, Insidious, and The Dark Knight d. Resident Evil, Dead Space, and FEAR14. While the narrator was conversing with the police officers, he became convinced that they could hear a. The old man’s heart b. His own heart c. Their own hearts d. The neighbor’s heart15. What does the narrators action as described in the following sentence from “The Tell-Tale Heart” tell you about him? It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed. a. He is very frightened. b. He is very intelligent. c. He is very tired. d. He is very cautious.16. Why does the narrator finally confess to the murder? a. He wants to shock the police officers. b. He thinks the officers hear the heartbeat and are mocking him.
  3. 3. c. The neighbor hears a shriek. d. He wants to be rewarded for the intelligence of his murder plan.Part II. Sequence of Events: Put the following selection in the right order. No number isrepeated. The order is from 1-10. Read carefully. Note: remember the exercise done on theboard.20 points. 1. ___The narrator hears the old mans heart beat louder and louder. 2. ___The narrator leaps into the old mans room and takes his life. 3. ___The narrator tells us that the disease has sharpened his senses. 4. ___The narrator is bothered by the old mans eye and decides to take his life. 5. ___Police arrive at the narrators house. 6. ___The narrator looks into the old mans room and sees the eye open. 7. ___The narrator puts his head in the room to look in at the old man for 7 nights. 8. ___The narrator gives himself away to the police. 9. ___The narrator conceals the old man underneath the floor. 10. ___The old man groans in terror, knowing that someone is watching him.Part III. Character Development: Analyze the character and develop him in how he feels, thinks,and acts. Think and analyze carefully. 6 pointsNarrator: Feels 1. __________________________________ 2. __________________________________ Thinks 1. __________________________________ 2. __________________________________ Acts 1. __________________________________ 2. __________________________________
  4. 4. Part IV. Short Answer: Answer the following questions in complete but concise answers (not toolong). Read the questions carefully and use critical thinking to answer them. 8 points. 1. Do you think capital punishment is a justifiable act? Why or why not? Explain 2. Where do you think the story’s setting is? What makes you think so?

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