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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Upon what do the clouds press according to the narrator?
(a) His own fears
(b) The turrets of the house
(c) The bog and tarn
(d) The gates of hell

2. What fell down at the feet of the hero?
(a) A tree
(b) A shield
(c) A suit of armor
(d) A sword

3. What group of people does the narrator say is suggested in Usher's nose?
(a) Russia
(b) Hebrew
(c) Toltec
(d) Scandinavian

4. What does the narrator have to ride over to approach near the house?
(a) A shallow stream
(b) A short causeway
(c) A wooden bridge of several haphazard planks
(d) A covered bridge wide enough for three carriages to ride abreast

5. What about Lady Madeline had baffled her physicians?
(a) What is wrong with her health
(b) Her apparent robust health in face of what her brother is suffering
(c) Why she refuses medicine that would cure her
(d) Why she has refused to leave her brother

6. What superstitious impression chains Usher?
(a) The belief that a demon lives in the cellar
(b) The belief that the house of Usher had itself caused Usher's malady
(c) The belief the garden is full of evil sprites
(d) The belief that Usher's grandfather controls Usher's life from the other side

7. What does the narrator say has changed in Usher in a short period of time?
(a) Usher's appearance
(b) Usher's financial situation
(c) Usher's desire to accomplish great things
(d) Usher's feelings of confidence

8. What deficiency does the narrator note about the Usher family ancestry?
(a) That it had a number of issues that were never discussed
(b) That it was speckled with other races
(c) It had included persons of dubious character
(d) That the entire family lay in the direct line of descent

9. How does the narrator know Usher is not asleep?
(a) Usher is mumbling to himself
(b) Usher is humming
(c) Usher's eyes are wide open
(d) Usher is pacing even though his eyes are closed

10. What does the narrator say about Usher after they had placed Madeline's coffin in the vault below the narrator's apartments?
(a) Usher did very little but wander from room to room
(b) Usher burned all his paintings of Madeline
(c) Usher seemed more at peace
(d) Usher actually smiled a few times

11. Where is the ruler in the early part of the song the narrator records?
(a) On his throne
(b) There is no ruler
(c) Drowned in a river
(d) On his chariot

12. From where does Usher think he got his malady?
(a) A bog on the far reaches of the estate
(b) A friend who Usher nursed
(c) His last trip to India
(d) A family evil

13. What does Usher believe will happen concerning his illness?
(a) It will soon pass
(b) He has no opinion
(c) He will die of it
(d) He will recover but it will be a long time coming

14. What does Usher think the sounds in the house are?
(a) His sister breaking loose from her coffin
(b) All his ancestors coming alive
(c) The acting out of the storm's fury
(d) The devil's minions

15. What two aspects of the Usher family does the narrator say the peasantry links together?
(a) Their name and their behavior
(b) Their madness and generosity
(c) Their family name and the family mansion
(d) Their intellect and their eccentricities

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say about the archway that leads into the hall?

2. What does Usher say about the similarity between he and his sister's appearance?

3. For what is the light coming through the windows of the room sufficient?

4. What is the "Ververt et Chartreuse"?

5. How does Usher die?

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