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The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum


by Edgar Allan Poe

The Pit and the Pendulum: So It’s About a Clock in a Pit? Quiz True or False

1. What is the narrator doing when he almost falls into the pit? -> Trying to measure the diameter of his cell
2. Who is the picture on the ceiling? -> Father Time
3. What’s up with the pendulum? -> It’s measuring how long the narrator has been in the cell
4. How does the narrator escape from the pendulum? -> The rats chew him out of his restraints
5. What happens after the narrator saves himself from the pendulum? -> He curls up and starts crying