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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the prologue, where is the children's mother?
(a) Missing.
(b) Looking for her sister.
(c) Begging for food.
(d) Shopping.

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

3. When Edmund and Mrs. Whitman first meet, where does Mrs. Whitman tell Edmund to have Dupin meet her?
(a) At the courthouse.
(b) At the cemetery behind her house.
(c) At the docks.
(d) At the tavern.

4. How does Dupin learn that Aunty Pru was told of Edmund's mother's location?
(a) An ad in a newspaper.
(b) A letter from Edmund's mother.
(c) A sailor.
(d) A banker.

5. On his way to the saloon to buy supplies for himself and Dupin, who follow Edward?
(a) Fortnoy.
(b) A ghost.
(c) Dupin.
(d) Throck.

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

7. As Dupin leaves the bank, what work by Poe does Peterson tell Dupin that he likes?
(a) The Murders in the Rue Morgue.
(b) The Raven.
(c) The Gold Bug.
(d) The Metamorphosis.

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

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

10. 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.

11. What type of book does Edmund's sister read?
(a) Nursery rhymes.
(b) Songs.
(c) Fairy tales.
(d) Mysteries.

12. What is the food Edmund buys for himself and his sister wrapped in?
(a) Foil.
(b) Waxed paper.
(c) Newspaper.
(d) Cellophane.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Edmund go to buy food for himself and Sis?

2. What is the title of one of Edgar Allan Poe's famous mystery books?

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

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

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

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