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The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum


by Edgar Allan Poe

The Pit and the Pendulum: The Horror! Quiz Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Pit and the Pendulum? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How is the story told?

Present tense
Past tense
As a fairy tale
Q. When is this happening?

During the French Revolution
During the American Civil War
During the Spanish Inquisition
During the Gulf War
Q. Who saves the narrator and what does it mean?

One of the judges, because he felt bad
Abraham Lincoln, because the Civil War is over
He saves himself, because he’s magic
General Lasalle, because the Inquisition is over
Q. What crime is the narrator imprisoned for?

It’s never specified
He’s a witch
He murdered a man
He tried to fight against the Inquisitors
Q. How many times is the word “horror” used?

It’s never used
Like, every other word.