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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. What is Dupin's one impossible scenario?
(a) A woman killed the victims.
(b) The women killed each other.
(c) The women were killed by a friend.
(d) The murderer was an animal.

2. What tool was the animal using when the man walked in on him?
(a) A pen.
(b) A razor.
(c) A knife.
(d) A fork.

3. Who does Dupin relay the story of the murder to?
(a) A woman on the street.
(b) The police.
(c) The laundress.
(d) The tobacco salesman.

4. On what topic do all testimonials disagree at the trial?
(a) The identity of one of the victims.
(b) The second voice heard in the room.
(c) The scene of the crime.
(d) The murder weapon.

5. What is Dupin determined to do in the story?
(a) Form his own theories about the murders.
(b) Make sure Adolphe stays behind bards.
(c) Turn in the policeman for his awful work on the case.
(d) Watch the case unfold in an interesting manor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Dupin believe the killer is?

2. Describe the relationship between Dupin and the narrator.

3. Who is able to back up the policeman's story?

4. At a single glance, what can be assumed about the windows?

5. What does Dupin believe he may have to do to the man who is coming to visit them?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the appeal of the case to Dupin?

2. Describe the tobacco salesman's relationship with the two murdered women.

3. Compare Dupin to the police.

4. What is determined by the testimonies at the murder trial?

5. Why did Dupin place an ad in the paper?

6. Why did Edgar Allan Poe include an epigraph before the story begins?

7. Why might the story not be considered a work of horror?

8. In what ways is The Narrator observant like Dupin?

9. Describe how Dupin's analytical skills solved the crime.

10. Describe how The Narrator is Dupin's sidekick.

(see the answer keys)

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