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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Edmund and Mrs. Whitman first meet, what does Mrs. Whitman ask Edmund about Dupin?
(a) If he wants to marry her.
(b) If he is trustworthy when drinking.
(c) If he has given up drinking.
(d) If he is still in town.

2. In Dupin and Throck's first meeting, what does Throck tell Dupin he has been hired to do?
(a) Murder Edmund's sister.
(b) Murder Edmund.
(c) Solve the bank robbery.
(d) Find a relative of Edmund's.

3. The prologue introduces the reader to all of the following EXCEPT _____.
(a) Edgar Allan Poe.
(b) A missing mother and aunt.
(c) The novel's's setting.
(d) Edmund and his sister.

4. Why didn't Edmund want to leave his sister alone?
(a) Someone threatens to kidnap her.
(b) She is too young.
(c) The neighborhood is unsafe.
(d) She is ill.

5. How does Dupin determine that Edmund's sister must have gotten out of the room she shares with Edmund?
(a) Through the window.
(b) Through the chimney.
(c) Through the front door.
(d) Through a trap door in the floor.

6. What type of man does Edmund meet on his way home in the prologue?
(a) Frightening.
(b) Youthful.
(c) A detective.
(d) Elderly.

7. Why are the children alone at the beginning of the story?
(a) They are waiting for their aunt's return.
(b) A neighbor is looking after them.
(c) They are orphans.
(d) Their parents are out for the evening.

8. After Edmund returns home at the beginning of the story, what is his most pressing goal?
(a) Find more food.
(b) Find his aunt.
(c) Find his sister.
(d) Find his mother.

9. When Edmund enters his room with the food for himself and his sister, what state is his sister in?
(a) She is missing.
(b) She is asleep.
(c) She is in tears.
(d) She is happy.

10. The book's prologue is particularly engaging for its target audience of _____.
(a) Amateur detectives.
(b) Women.
(c) Professional detectives.
(d) Children.

11. Where does Edmund take the man he encounters on the street at the beginning of the story?
(a) Ann Street.
(b) Wickenden Street.
(c) Windemere Street.
(d) Shamrock Street.

12. What does Edmund read in Dupin's notebook at the tavern?
(a) A story based on Edmund's situation.
(b) Dupin's true identity.
(c) A message to Edmund.
(d) A message to Mrs. Whitman.

13. As he leaves the bank, what does Dupin tell Peterson his name is?
(a) Edmund Grey.
(b) Edgar Grey.
(c) Edward Grey.
(d) Edgar Allan Poe.

14. What two things does this novel incorporate?
(a) Magic and realism.
(b) Police work and amateur sleuthing.
(c) Poe's literary methodology and Poe as a fictional character.
(d) Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot as characters.

15. What does Dupin asks Edmund to do when they first meet?
(a) Help him write a story.
(b) Deliver a letter.
(c) Help him get a job.
(d) Solve a mystery.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the food Edmund buys for himself and his sister wrapped in?

2. On his way to the saloon to buy supplies for himself and Dupin, who follow Edward?

3. The prologue is engaging because it sets up a crime in which _____.

4. At the bank, who is the author of the urgent message Mr. Poley hands Peterson?

5. Who first used the locked-room concept?

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