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The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher


by Edgar Allan Poe

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Q. What does Roderick tell the narrator about his sister?

That she has evil designs
That she is really his mother
That as soon as she’s done playing with her Cabbage Patch doll, the narrator can play with it
That she has died
That only he can see her
Q. Where do Roderick and the narrator put Madeline?

Into a mental institution
Into a locked closet
Into a vault
On the next train out of Creepytown
Q. What does the narrator discover about Roderick and his sister?

They are lovers
They share the eating-with-their-mouths-open gene
They are the same person
They are twins
Q. What do Roderick and the narrator do when they can’t sleep?

They read a book
They play cards
The each take an Ambien
They go for a walk
Q. What happens to the House of Usher?

It disintegrates
It cracks and sinks
It is blown up
It burns to the ground
It trips over a rake and falls down