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by Edgar Allan Poe

Ligeia: You a Dead Woman Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Ligeia? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does the narrator do to ease his pain?

Builds a baseball diamond in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa
Takes a drive in the country
Takes a bubble bath while listening to Kenny G - Greatest Hits
Smokes opium
Takes to drinking
Q. What does Lady Rowena start to do?

Pay off her credit card debt at long last
Run naked through the streets
Threaten her husband with violence
Q. What does the narrator see fall into Lady Rowena’s glass of wine?

Red drops of liquid
A sprinkling of black powder
An eyelash
Q. What does the narrator hear at midnight?

The clock striking midnight. Sheesh - what a waste of a question.
The howl of a dog
A cry coming from Lady Rowena’s bed
The screech of tires from outside
Q. What does Lady Rowena do the morning after her death?

Returns to the narrator in a ghostly vision
Rises from her bed and approaches the narrator
Nothing - she’s dead. Were you not paying attention, Einstein?