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The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart


by Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart: What if the Liver Had Been Noisy? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Tell-Tale Heart? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What makes this story gothic?

The allusions to the queen
It follows strict adherence to morality
The location is the South
Lots and lots of anxiety; murder and maybe some mayhem
Q. The end of "The Tell-Tale Heart"

Takes place before the beginning
Follows a clear, obvious chronology
Occurs when Dorothy wakes up and wonders if this was all a dream
Q. What do we know about the setting?

There is a house
The house has a mouse
The mouse is sitting on a blouse
The narrator does not love his spouse
Q. That the neighbor's scream is taken seriously shows

This story must take place in a tiny, tiny town
There have been no cutbacks in the policeforce
Andy Griffith is alive and well
The scream was a big deal on this block
Q. How could you describe the old man?

With it
Sharp as a tack
Helpless; come on - someone comes into your room how many nights in a row?