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The Masque of the Red Death

The Masque of the Red Death


by Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death: In Which Someone Gets Quilled Quiz

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Q. What is the Red Death?

A disease
A curse
A pretty extreme euphemism for menstruation
Q. What does Prince Prospero do for his dying subjects?

He asks his top scientists to seek out a cure
He demands that the witch reverse her spell
He puts on a fabulous parade in their honor. None of them are allowed to attend, however, as they’re pretty sickly and would just bring everyone down.
Q. What does Prince Prospero weld shut?

His fifteen-year-old daughter’s mouth
The doors of his castle
The chest containing the antidote for the Red Death
The windows in his bedroom
Q. What does Prospero decide to throw?

An antique vase
A masquerade ball
Ten innocent people into prison
A changeup
The election
Q. What is true of the seven rooms?

They are all different colors
They're way too small for a party
They smell like flowers
They lead to Narnia