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The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart


by Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart: One Loud Organ Quiz

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Q. Why does the narrator kill the old man?

The old man won't give him any money.
The old man's gross blue eye with filmy stuff
The old man is really a vampire.
The old man never leaves any pink Starbursts.
Q. How many nights in a row does the narrator go into the old man's room?

Two, both times he sneezes loudly.
Six, each time he has a tuba player play a bass line.
Seven, and each night he shines a lantern on the man.
Q. What happens the night after?

The narrator takes one of the old man's teeth and gives him a quarter.
The narrator puts the old man's hand in warm water
The narrator kills the old man.
The narrator gives the old man a back massage.
Q. Where does the narrator hide the body parts?

In the freezer
On the mantle
Under the floor
Q. What makes the narrator confess his crime?

His innate sense of guilt.
His love of police work.
He keeps hearing Rebecca Black's voice
He hears a ticking from beneath the floorboards.