The Tell-Tale Heart Reading Comprehension Test Quiz and Essay Questions

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8th - 10th, Homeschool
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This lesson is aimed to help comprehension and analysis of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart”. This quiz has fifteen multiple-choice questions as well as two open-ended essay questions that will require students to analyze the story at higher levels of cognition. The questions are purposely ordered to begin at the lower levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and progressively work up the levels with each successive question. Includes links to free printable story text, videos, and answer key. Editable Word document!

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to copyright restrictions, this product does not contain the reading selection(s).

Objectives/US Standards (SUGGESTED) (From

Students are expected to:

Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.


Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Total Pages
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Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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