From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Black Cat

The Black Cat


by Edgar Allan Poe

The Black Cat: Anyone Got the Number for PETA? True or False

1. What will happen to the narrator the day after writing this story? -> He will get married
2. What does the narrator love? -> Animals
3. What does the narrator do to Pluto after he comes home drunk? -> He cuts out one of his eyes with a penknife
4. How does the narrator kill Pluto? -> He feeds him to a dog
5. What happens the night of Pluto’s murder? -> The narrator’s house burns down