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

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does the narrator say Usher's voice changes after Madeline dies?
(a) He never speaks above a whisper
(b) It assumes a tremulous quaver
(c) It has a lilt to it
(d) It is even more husky than it used to be

3. What odors does Usher find oppressive?
(a) The odor of cooked meat
(b) The smell of women's perfume
(c) The scent from flowers
(d) The odor from the dog

4. How does the narrator feel when he gained his first glimpse of the House of Usher?
(a) Anxious
(b) Hopeful
(c) Gloomy
(d) Optimistic

5. From what does the narrator say his feelings about Usher must arise?
(a) A dream
(b) His earlier envy of Rodney's great intellect when they were in school together
(c) A bit of fancy
(d) His lack of knowing Rodney's family

6. What is the expression on the face of the person the narrator encounters on the staircase?
(a) Sad
(b) Cunning and perplexed
(c) Welcoming
(d) Exuberant

7. What word does the narrator use to describe the tapestries?
(a) Intricately woven
(b) Threadbare
(c) Somber
(d) Richly colored

8. What does Usher as the narrator after a few moments of staring into space?
(a) If Usher is mad
(b) If the narrator will go and fetch the physician
(c) If the narrator wishes to leave upon the morrow
(d) If the narrator has seen it

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

10. What does Usher offer as an example of his belief about plants?
(a) The fungus on the walls of the house
(b) The caterpillar's preference for plants
(c) The grasses in the meadows
(d) The wild flowers

11. What is the title of the verses Usher composes that the narrator pens in the story?
(a) The Haunted Palace
(b) The Thirty Years of Death
(c) The Tin Palace
(d) The Miniature Mind

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

13. How is Usher's skin described?
(a) An upper-class paleness
(b) Ruddy
(c) Flushed
(d) A ghastly pallor

14. Between what two poles does Usher's actions alternate?
(a) Childish delight and scorn
(b) Kindness and cruelty
(c) Vivaciousness and sullenness
(d) Begging and condescension

15. What does the narrator offer to read to Usher?
(a) An epic poem by Homer
(b) "The Charge of the Light Brigade."
(c) The Bible
(d) One of Usher's favorite romances

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Usher do after shading his lamp's light?

2. What does the narrator call his "childish experiment"?

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

4. What does the narrator say Usher must not do?

5. How does Usher greet the narrator?

(see the answer keys)

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