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The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado


by Edgar Allan Poe

The Cask of Amontillado: Unfortunato Quiz

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Q. What does Fortunato keep getting as he follows the narrator?

More suspicious
Great ideas for screenplays
Q. What reason does the narrator give that Fortunato should turn back?

He has had enough to drink
He is too sick to be in such a damp place
He just butt-dialed his mother, and she sounds worried
There are dangerous characters
Q. How does the narrator secure Fortunato to the wall of the crypt?

He sticks him to the wall with tar
He drives nails through his body into the wall
He chains him to the wall
A dastardly combination of Gorilla Glue and duct tape
Q. With what does the narrator fill the hole?

More Gorilla Glue and duct tape. You can’t beat that stuff.
Stone tablets
Blocks of wood
Bars of gold
Q. How long before the telling of this tale did the event take place?

Three months
Three years
Fifty years
The narrator was actually writing it while he was performing the foul deed, as he likes to multi-task