This 20-question multiple choice quiz measures reading comprehension and holds students accountable for the assigned reading of "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe. An answer key is included. Questions pertain to the following key details:
♦ How the narrator comes upon the House of Usher
♦ The narrator's descriptions of the House of Usher
♦ What the narrator means when he refers to "shadowy fancies"
♦ A characterization of the relationship between the narrator and Roderick
♦ The content of the letter Roderick wrote the narrator
♦ What the narrator means when he refers to Roderick's "reserve [which] had always been excessive and habitual."
♦ The Ushers' ancestry
♦ A description of the narrator as he first explores the House of Usher
♦ Roderick's ill appearance
♦ Madeline's relationship to Roderick
♦ Madeline's unusual medical condition
♦ Roderick's ability to play the guitar
♦ Why Roderick wants to keep Madeline's corpse in the house
♦ A realization that Roderick and Madeline were twins
♦ A strange sight through the window
♦ Peculiar noises
♦ Roderick's terrible fear regarding Madeline
♦ Roderick's death
♦ The narrative's resolution
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