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The Black Cat

The Black Cat


by Edgar Allan Poe

The Black Cat: Anyone Got the Number for PETA? Quiz

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Q. What will happen to the narrator the day after writing this story?

He will get married
He will die
He will be rejected by both Outsider Ink and the Connecticut Review
Q. What does the narrator love?

Walking under ladders and breaking mirrors
Q. What does the narrator do to Pluto after he comes home drunk?

He cuts out one of his eyes with a penknife
He yanks out two of his claws
He shaves off one of its ears
He fills a Cuisinart food processor with tuna and catnip
Q. How does the narrator kill Pluto?

He feeds him to a dog
He hangs him from a tree
He cuddles the life out of him
He drowns him in a bathtub
Q. What happens the night of Pluto’s murder?

Goofy goes ballistic
The narrator suffers a heart attack
The narrator’s house burns down
The narrator sees Pluto’s ghost