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1. The label horror storyis an example of
A. a character study. C. a genre.
B. informational reading. D. a universal truth.
2. In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the point at which the narrator feels
forced to confess is the
A. exposition. C. resolution.
B. rising action. D. climax.
3. In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,”Washington Irving says
Ichabod Crane's voice “resounded far above all the rest of his
congregation.” This statement is an example of Ichabod's
A. leanness. C. vanity.
B. strictness. D. superstition.
4. Which one of the following words is an example of a literal meaning for the noun dog?
A. Mutt C. Cur
B. Hound D. Canine
5. Whom does Irving describe as being “plump as a partridge”?
A. Brom Bones C. Hans Van Ripper
B. Katrina Van Tassel D. Baltus Van Tassel
6. What irony is presented in “The Tell-Tale Heart”?
A. The murder victim was actually blind.
B. The narrator's attempts to convince us of his sanity make him appear mad.
C. The police officers arrive because they can hear the beating of the victim's heart.
D. The victim's eye still haunts the narrator even after the murder.
7. Brom Van Brunt received the nickname Brom Bones because of his
A. horsemanship. C. large size.
B. arrogance. D. intelligence.
8. In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the sound of the heart pounding is a symbol of
A. ill-gotten gains.
B. good detective work.
C. the desire of the dead for vengeance.
D. guilt.
9. The protagonist of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is
A. Ichabod Crane. C. Brom Bones.
B. the headless horseman. D. Katrina Van Tassel.
10. Which one of the following people is an example of an unreliable narrator?
A. Washington Irving
B. Edgar Allan Poe
C. The narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart”
D. The narrator of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
11. The conflict of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is
A. person against nature. C. person against person.
B. boy against girl. D. man against ghosts.
12. New York state is the _______ for “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
A. setting C. plot
B. climax D. conflict2
13. What reason does the narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart” give for killing the old man?
A. He disliked the old man's vulture-like eye.
B. The old man was very unkind to him.
C. He was insane and couldn't control himself.
D. He planned to take the old man's riches.
14. In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” part of the exposition includes describing the legend
A. Major André's tree. C. Van Tassel's wealth.
B. Galloping Hessian of the Hollow. D. the black stallion Daredevil.
15. Why do the police visit the narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart”?
A. They can hear the heart.
B. The narrator dares them to.
C. They saw the light from the lantern.
D. The neighbors had heard a shriek.
16. How does the narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart” kill the old man?
A. He stabs him.
B. He suffocates him under the bed.
C. He cuts his heart out.
D. He scares him to death.
17. Writers generally use figurative language to
A. hint at the deeper meaning of something.
B. present factual information.
C. develop the rising action of a story.
D. present the denotative meaning of a word.
18. Why does the narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart” confess?
A. He realizes there was no gold.
B. He knows the detectives have it figured out.
C. He feels guilty.
D. He doesn't have an alibi.
19. Which one of the following words best describes Ichabod Crane?
A. Handsome C. Brave
B. Superstitious D. Heavyset
20. What does Washington Irving introduce first in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”?
A. The region
B. The character of Ichabod Crane
C. The legend of the headless horseman
D. Ichabod Crane's teaching style
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Viki replied 10 years ago.

1 C; A genre

2 D; climax

3 C; vanity

4 B; Hound

5 B; Katrina Van Tassel

6 B; the narrator's attempts to convince us of his sanity make him appear mad

7 C; large size

8 D; guilt

9 A; Ichabod Crane

10 C; the narrator of "The Tell-tale Heart

11 A; person against nature

12 A; setting

13 A; He disliked the old man's vulture-like eye.

14 A; Major Andre's tree

15 D; The neighbors heard a shriek.

16 B; He suffocates him under the bed

17 A; hint at a deeper meaning

18 C; He feels guilty

19 B; superstitious

20 A; the region

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