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The Fall of the House of Usher Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what were the evil things that assailed the monarch's "high estate" dressed?
(a) Robes of sorrow
(b) Robes of crimson death
(c) They were naked
(d) Robes of white and gold

2. What is the weather like that night?
(a) Tempestuous
(b) A full moon and no stars
(c) Mild and clear
(d) A steady drizzle with no wind

3. About what does the narrator say Usher had always been excessive and habitual?
(a) Reserve
(b) Loyalty
(c) Laxness in moral character
(d) Affection

4. What does Usher say he dreads?
(a) The past being uncovered
(b) His sister suffering because of him
(c) Events in the future
(d) Losing his mind

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

6. What does the narrator say the windows of the House of Usher are like?
(a) Mirrors
(b) Dilapidated
(c) Ship portals
(d) Eyes

7. What does the narrator believe he hears when he reads about the hero slaying the creature?
(a) Nothing
(b) The same sound his imagination conjured in reading the book
(c) Someone else reading the same story in another part of the house
(d) A voice saying, You die.

8. What two aspects of the Usher family does the narrator say the peasantry links together?
(a) Their madness and generosity
(b) Their intellect and their eccentricities
(c) Their family name and the family mansion
(d) Their name and their behavior

9. Into whose dwelling is the hero of Trist trying to enter?
(a) The prince
(b) The hermit
(c) The queen
(d) The monk

10. What happens to the physical structure of the House of Usher?
(a) It is left to rot
(b) It sinks into the tarn
(c) It is hurled into the heavens
(d) It burns down

11. What passages in the Pomponius Mela was interesting to the Usher?
(a) About the Egyptian afterlife
(b) About the Illuminati
(c) About African Satrys
(d) About the death of Christ

12. For what does Usher think his sister will upbraid him?
(a) His belief in the goodness of God
(b) His desire to keep her body from the physician
(c) His weak constitution
(d) For being hasty

13. What is the narrator unable to see in the room?
(a) The fact that there was someone else in the room besides his friend
(b) The recesses of the ceiling
(c) The expression on his friend's face
(d) The colors of the tapestries

14. What infects the narrator?
(a) Usher's excitement at being free to leave the estate
(b) Usher's condition
(c) Usher's joy that his sister is free
(d) A cut the narrator receives in the bog

15. How does Usher announce Madeline's death?
(a) He does not announce it; he lets the narrator learn of it when the narrator goes to visit Madeline
(b) He has the physician tell the narrator
(c) Abruptly
(d) He sings her a dirge

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does the narrator think he should read out loud to Usher?

3. How does the narrator describe the lapse into everyday life in his description upon spying the House of Usher?

4. What does the narrator say is inaccessible in the room to which he is shown?

5. At what point in an opium user's habit does Usher sometimes resemble?

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