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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Murders in the Rue Morgue


by Edgar Allan Poe

The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Great Esc-Ape Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Murders in the Rue Morgue? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Whom does Dupin believe committed the murders?

A chimp
A gorilla
An orangutan
Ron Perlman
Q. Why does the Frenchman make a confession?

Because he is trying to cover for his wife
Because he is physically tortured into doing so
Because the French love hearing themselves talk, even if that means admitting their involvement in a murder
Because he can’t bear to see an innocent man punished for the crime
Q. What did the ape use to cut Mademoiselle L’Espanaye’s throat?

A carving knife
A machete
A butter knife. Good thing for him her skin was so soft and supple.
A straight razor
Q. Whom does the ape see watching him from the window?

The sailor
Le Bon
A peeping tom with a bizarre murderous monkey fetish
Madame L’Espanaye
Q. What ultimately happens to the ape?

He is put down
He is sold to a zoo
He is never found
He is cast opposite Jason Segal in a feel-good live action Disney film