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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While his mother sleeps, what does Edmund ask Poe to do?
(a) Take care of his mother.
(b) Give him money for food.
(c) Help him find his sister.
(d) Write a happier ending to his story.

2. What does another of the notices say?
(a) Arnold can be reached at the Providence Bank.
(b) Arnold is demanding a ransom for Edmund's sister.
(c) Arnold resides at the Hotel American House.
(d) Arnold is demanding a ransom for Edmund's mother.

3. As Edmund is spying on Dupin near the cemetery, whom does he see emerge from the Hotel American House and enter Mrs. Whitman's house?
(a) Peterson.
(b) Fortnoy.
(c) Rachett.
(d) Throck.

4. What does Dupin NOT tell Edmund about his mother?
(a) She is dead.
(b) She sent an urgent message to her sister.
(c) She followed her husband to Providence.
(d) She has been held captive by Rachett.

5. As they are saying goodbye, what does Edmund accuse Poe of being afraid of?
(a) Not succeeding as a writer.
(b) Telling Mrs. Whitman his true feelings.
(c) Dying.
(d) Living.

6. What does Poe do with his story before walking away?
(a) Add a prologue.
(b) Dedicate it to Mrs. Whitman.
(c) Throw it onto the ground.
(d) Give it to Edmund as a gift.

7. After Edmund's mother is recovered, what does Poe think about finding Edmund's sister?
(a) It is more important that writing his story.
(b) It is less important than writing his story.
(c) It is pointless because she is probably dead.
(d) It is only worth it to him if Edmund keeps him supplied with liquor.

8. What does one of the newspaper notices say?
(a) Peterson is demanding a ransom for Edmund's mother.
(b) Peterson can be reached at the Providence Bank.
(c) Peterson is residing at the Hotel American House.
(d) Peterson is demanding a ransom for Edmund's sister.

9. What do Poe's actions at the end of the novel demonstrate?
(a) He is determined to help others.
(b) He has given up on life.
(c) He has a new lease on life.
(d) He is suicidal.

10. When he returns to the cemetery to find Dupin, who does Edmund see?
(a) A bald man.
(b) A middle-aged man.
(c) A young, fair-haired man.
(d) An elderly man.

11. When introducing him to her guests, how does Mrs. Whitman refer to Dupin?
(a) Edmund's father.
(b) Mr. Arnold.
(c) Mr. Poe.
(d) Mr. Rachett.

12. How do the kidnappers plan to use Edmund's sister?
(a) As a seamstress.
(b) As a bargaining tool.
(c) As a servant.
(d) As an accomplice.

13. When they return to Edmund's room after Edmund is attacked, what does Dupin tell Edmund to find?
(a) The newspaper the food is wrapped in.
(b) An encoded message.
(c) His wallet.
(d) His notebook.

14. What does Edmund see on the tavern wall?
(a) A poster advertising a reward for finding the bank robbers.
(b) A poster advertising a ransom for the return of Edmund's sister.
(c) A poster advertising a reward for finding Mrs. G. Rachett.
(d) A poster advertising a ransom for the return of Edmund's aunt.

15. What does Mr. Arnold ask Dupin at Mrs. Whitman's home?
(a) Why he is trying to steal Helen away from him.
(b) Why a man would order a coat and then not buy it.
(c) Why he was in the cemetery.
(d) Why his stories all deal with gruesome deaths.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dupin NOT tell Edmund about Arnold's classified ad?

2. What does Edmund realizes about the meaning of the word "Sunrise" in the decoded message?

3. When he stops on his way to the cemetery, what does Dupin imagine that he sees?

4. What is Dupin surprised to learn that Captain Elias told Edmund?

5. What does Mrs. Whitman ask Dupin to do in front of her guests?

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