The Fall of the House of Usher Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator doubt when he studies over Usher's countenance?
(a) That Usher is among the living
(b) That it is Usher at whom he is looking
(c) That Usher wants rescuing
(d) That Usher has ever been out of the house since arriving home several years ago

2. What does the narrator think Usher is attempting to find the courage to do after Madeline has been dead for several days?
(a) Tell the narrator a secret
(b) Bury Madeline
(c) Leave his home and travel abroad
(d) Ask the narrator to live there permanently

3. What does the narrator say he could not remake into something better?
(a) The cast of gloom coming from the House of Usher
(b) The reason he has come to the House of Usher
(c) His idea of his future employment
(d) The prospects of no work

4. For what is the light coming through the windows of the room sufficient?
(a) To read or sew by
(b) To distinguish many of the objects in the room
(c) To avoid tripping over the furniture
(d) To observe the gaunt frame of the master of the house

5. What is the "Ververt et Chartreuse"?
(a) A poem by Machiavelli
(b) A book ostensibly by Gresset
(c) A region in France
(d) A painting by Monet

6. After glancing at Usher, what does the narrator believe about the way in which Usher welcomes him?
(a) It is practiced
(b) It is sincere
(c) It is feigned
(d) It is confusing

7. What does the narrator say Usher must not do?
(a) Look outside
(b) Go back to his room
(c) Go down to his sister's coffin
(d) Go outside

8. What does the narrator believe is odd about Usher's hair?
(a) That it is now thin and curly when before it had been thick and straight
(b) That it floats around Usher's face rather than lying on the head
(c) That it is now the color of Usher's sister's hair
(d) That it is no longer the same color as it was when he and Usher were in school

9. What is the creature guarding?
(a) A book
(b) The elixir of youth
(c) A palace of gold
(d) Pandora's box

10. How is Usher's skin described?
(a) Ruddy
(b) A ghastly pallor
(c) Flushed
(d) An upper-class paleness

11. What does the narrator realize the closer he becomes to Usher?
(a) Usher is faking his problems
(b) It is futile to try to cheer Usher
(c) Usher is not as bad off as the narrator first believes
(d) Usher only wants to cause the narrator discomfort

12. What emotion does the narrator say is rapidly increasing as he sits aside his horse and surveys the surroundings?
(a) Distaste
(b) Optimism
(c) Superstition
(d) Anticipation

13. How does the narrator describe the small pond near the house?
(a) Clear and cold
(b) Black and lurid
(c) Like a mirror
(d) Green and tepid

14. What word does the narrator use to describe the hours he spends with Usher?
(a) Peaceful
(b) Solemn
(c) Lazy
(d) Frightful

15. The throngs in the song laugh, but what do they not do anymore?
(a) Sing
(b) Smile
(c) Dance
(d) Curtsy

Short Answer Questions

1. What word does the narrator use to describe the tapestries?

2. For what had the vault beneath the narrator's apartments once been used in feudal times?

3. What does Usher as the narrator after a few moments of staring into space?

4. What is one of the Usher's favorite volumes that the narrator and Usher read?

5. What subject does not come up between the narrator and Usher during the next several days?

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