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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What emotion does the narrator say is rapidly increasing as he sits aside his horse and surveys the surroundings?

2. What does the narrator do with his horse?

3. What is the impact of Usher's condition on the narrator?

4. How does the narrator describe the small pond near the house?

5. What appalls the narrator when Usher enters the narrator's rooms?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the narrator and Roderick do for one last time before placing Madeline's coffin in the vault?

2. What does Roderick say drives him to despair?

3. What does the narrator do in response to his feelings of unease and who joins him?

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

5. What had Roderick written to the narrator to get the narrator to come visit?

6. What announcement does Roderick abruptly make one evening?

7. What does the narrator say about African Satyrs and Aepipans?

8. According to Roderick, what impact does the sentience of the plants around the House of Usher have on the Usher family?

9. What does the narrator regularly observe Roderick doing after Madeline's death?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Poe wrote in a different era and culture then the present. Some of the language will seem archaic to modern readers.

Do you think a story or story written so long ago is still relevant to today’s readers? What might make The Fall of the House of Usher a timeless story? Use examples from The Fall of the House of Usher to support your reasoning.

Essay Topic 2

Trace and analyze the theme of madness or mental illness in The Fall of the House of Usher. Consider the following questions as you write: Examine which characters are sane and which do not seem sane. What are some symbols of madness? How does the madness of the characters relate to the story? How does the madness of the characters move the story along?

Trace and analyze the theme of isolation in The Fall of the House of Usher. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to have been affected by isolation? What are the reasons some of the characters are isolated? How does the theme relate to the plot? Could the plot have occurred without the isolation of some of the characters?

Essay Topic 3

Identify the protagonists of the story and why you believe they are such? Identify the antagonists of the story and why you believe they are such? Which three secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot? Which, if any, characters are not essential to the story? Explain.

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