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

2. What color are the tree trunks?
(a) Brown
(b) White
(c) Yellowed
(d) Grey

3. What does the narrator say is inaccessible in the room to which he is shown?
(a) The high bed
(b) The books on the upper bookcases
(c) The windows
(d) The paintings of former generations of the Usher family

4. How does Usher prefer his food to be?
(a) Very spicy since he has little ability to taste
(b) Boiling hot
(c) Cool almost to the point of being cold
(d) Very mild

5. What does the narrator notice about Madeline when he and Usher are staring at her in the coffin?
(a) She looks incredibly sad
(b) She has a bit of blush to her cheeks and a lingering smile
(c) She looks to have aged several decades
(d) She has a look of horror on her face

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the narrator feel when Usher's sister comes through the apartment where Usher and the narrator are?

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

3. What does the narrator say about Vigiliæ Mortuorum Secundum Chorum Ecclesiæ Maguntinæ?

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

5. What are the trees like that are in the yard?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the narrator say about Madeline's appearance when he looked upon her before they sealed the coffin lid?

2. What is the significance of the small volume titled “Directorium Inquisitorium,” by the Dominican Eymeric de Gironne?

3. Where does Roderick's genius as a painter lie?

4. When does the narrator find he is unable to sleep and upon what does he blame that fact?

5. What is the only instrument Roderick can tolerate hearing?

6. With what is the narrator impressed concerning Roderick?

7. What does the narrator do when he realizes that both twins are dead?

8. How do the men like the book the narrator reads and what surprises the narrator about Roderick's response to the book?

9. What does the narrator attempt to do for several days, and then what does he conclude about his attempts?

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

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