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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When they investigate the room that faces Edmund's room, what do Edmund and Dupin find?
(a) A large sum of money.
(b) A button from Edmund's sister's shoe.
(c) A trail of blood.
(d) A written message from Edmund's sister.

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

4. Who is Auguste Dupin?
(a) A postal worker.
(b) A writer.
(c) A delivery man.
(d) A carpet salesman.

5. After Edmund's room is ransacked, what does Edmund tell Dupin about his stepfather, Mr. Rachett?
(a) He is a danger to Edmund and his sister.
(b) He stole his mother's money and abandoned her.
(c) He was lost at sea.
(d) He is missing.

6. What does Edmund buy for himself and his sister?
(a) Bread.
(b) Meat.
(c) Scones.
(d) Kidney pie.

7. Where does Peterson live?
(a) The American Motel.
(b) The Hotel American House.
(c) The American Inn.
(d) The American Apartments.

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

9. The first time Edmund and Dupin go to the saloon together, what do they learn?
(a) Sis was abducted from her room.
(b) The Providence Bank has been robbed.
(c) A woman was killed by the docks.
(d) A man named Smith rented the room across from Edmund's.

10. To whom does Edmund give the second letter that Dupin asks him to deliver?
(a) A maid.
(b) Mrs. Whitman.
(c) Throck.
(d) Fortnoy.

11. What does Dupin learn is the cause of Edmund's aunt's death?
(a) Undetermined.
(b) An accident.
(c) A suicide.
(d) A murder.

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

13. What is Edmund's sister's real name?
(a) Not revealed.
(b) Margaret.
(c) Catherine.
(d) Sissy.

14. In what year does the story take place?
(a) 1848.
(b) 1884.
(c) 1748.
(d) 1948.

15. What does the piece of paper that is slipped under the door of Edmund's room tell Dupin?
(a) An important clue.
(b) Not to get involved.
(c) To meet William Arnold at the Hotel American House.
(d) To meet Mrs. Whitman.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Edmund enters his room with the food for himself and his sister, what state is his sister in?

2. In Dupin and Throck's first meeting, what does Throck tell Dupin he has been hired to do?

3. When Edmund sees the corpse at the docks, at the beginning of the story, who does he identify her as?

4. What does Edmund call his sister?

5. Who is Throck?

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