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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: Who Invited That Guy? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Masque of the Red Death? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What brings the party to a halt?

Plaxico Burress reveals that he’s packing
The king’s dead body is discovered
The clock strikes midnight
There is a knock at the front door
Q. What is the new guest dressed as?

Prince Prospero
A policeman
A ghost
A corpse
A chick magnet. Oh, and he thinks he’s soooo clever.
Q. What order does Prospero give?

For the party to be disbanded
For the new guest to be seized and unmasked
For the seven rooms to be locked
For his guests to abandon ship. Which is weird, since they’re in a castle. But whatever - he’s a Prince, he can do whatever he wants.
Q. With what does Prospero chase after the new guest?

An apology
A tube of breath spray that he thinks is a tube of pepper spray
A dagger
His father’s sword
Q. Who dies at the end of the book?

Prospero only
The Red Death masquerader
Prospero’s guests only
Prospero and all of his guests
No one - this is Edgar Allan Poe’s only romantic comedy