"The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe - Quiz & Key

This editable 12-question assessment measures comprehension and holds students accountable for reading “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe. Questions are aligned to Common Core standards for reading literature, language, and writing for the ninth and tenth grade levels. An answer key is included, as are Word Document, Google Document, and PDF versions of the quiz.

Questions pertain to the following:

  • Point of view
  • The narrator’s first cat
  • The “immediate purpose” of the narrative
  • Neglect and ill-use of animals
  • The characterization of the wife
  • The narrator’s fate
  • The setting
  • The murder of the first cat
  • Irritating qualities of the second cat
  • The death of the wife
  • Concealment of the body
  • The narrator’s undoing
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Created: Aug 3, 2016

Updated: Jun 24, 2019


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