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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the title of one of Edgar Allan Poe's famous mystery books?
(a) The Murders in the Rue Morgue.
(b) The Murder in the Rue Morte.
(c) The Murder in the Rue Morgue.
(d) The Murders in the Rue Morte.

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

3. Who first used the locked-room concept?
(a) Harry Houdini.
(b) Edgar Allan Poe.
(c) William Shakespeare.
(d) Sherlock Holmes.

4. When Edmund sees the corpse at the docks, at the beginning of the story, who does he identify her as?
(a) His mother.
(b) His sister.
(c) His father.
(d) His aunt.

5. Who is Sherlock Holmes?
(a) A fictional detective influenced by Poe's character.
(b) A real-life detective from the nineteenth century.
(c) A fictional criminal influenced by Poe's character.
(d) A real-life criminal from the nineteenth century.

6. When Dupin identifies Rachett as Edmund's step-father, what does Edmund tell him about the reason his mother came to America?
(a) To get married.
(b) To find her sister.
(c) To get a divorce.
(d) To get a better job.

7. What is on the scrap of paper Edmund finds in Mrs. Whitman's house?
(a) It is a message from Edmund's sister.
(b) It is unreadable.
(c) It is a message to Mrs. Whitman.
(d) It is a message to Dupin.

8. What is the children's room like?
(a) Unfurnished.
(b) Warm.
(c) Drafty.
(d) Dark.

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. At the bank, who is the author of the urgent message Mr. Poley hands Peterson?
(a) Fortnoy.
(b) Mr. Rachett.
(c) Throck.
(d) Mr. Arnold.

11. 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.

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

13. When Edmund first mentions Rachett's name, where does Dupin remember hearing the name?
(a) The tavern.
(b) The docks.
(c) The clothing store.
(d) The inquest.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What two things does this novel incorporate?

2. As Dupin leaves the bank, what work by Poe does Peterson tell Dupin that he likes?

3. What does Dupin find in the bank vault?

4. The book's prologue is particularly engaging for its target audience of _____.

5. After they discuss Edmund's step-father, who does Dupin send Edmund to speak to at the docks?

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