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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Usher die?
(a) He jumps out of the window
(b) His sister kills him with a knife
(c) He dies of fright
(d) The narrator kills him by accident

2. What does Usher fear about Madeline?
(a) That she was terrified at the moment of her death
(b) That she was still alive when put in her coffin
(c) That she hated Usher
(d) That she was attacked by demons

3. Who leads the narrator through the house?
(a) The valet
(b) The cook
(c) No one; he goes himself
(d) The narrator's friend's sister

4. Where is the narrator first conducted when he enters the house of Usher?
(a) The dining room
(b) The room where he would be staying
(c) The gardens
(d) The master's studio

5. How long does Usher want to keep Madeline's body before burial?
(a) A fortnight
(b) He wants to burn the body
(c) Only the same night
(d) He wants to have the body lie in state in the church for three days

Short Answer Questions

1. For what does Usher think his sister will upbraid him?

2. What sort of activities do Usher and the narrator do together over the next few days?

3. What does the hero of Trist believe himself to be?

4. Who is the hero of Trist?

5. Upon what does the narrator blame what happens the eighth night after Madeline's death?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the narrator throw off his sense of gloom upon approaching the house?

2. Why is the narrator on his way to the House of Usher?

3. What announcement does Roderick abruptly make one evening?

4. How does the narrator describe Roderick's appearance?

5. What does the narrator discover when he gets up and bends his ear close to Roderick's mouth?

6. How does the narrator respond to Roderick's increasing instability?

7. What is one picture Roderick painted that the narrator describes and says it is not as abstract as the others?

8. How does the narrator feel as he approaches the House of Usher?

9. How does the narrator help Roderick regarding Roderick's deceased sister?

10. How does Roderick explain his invitation to a visit by the narrator?

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