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Tell-Tale Heart Questions

Tell-Tale Heart Questions

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Published by Mrs. P
Questions on "The Tell-Tale Heart" for a short story unit.
Questions on "The Tell-Tale Heart" for a short story unit.

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Published by: Mrs. P on Mar 03, 2011
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The Tell-Tale Heart
1. Acute:2. Cunning (or cunningly):3. Dreadful:4. Hypocritical (or hypocrite):5. Refrain:6. Sagacity:7. Stalked (or stalk):8. Stealthily:9. Suavity (or suave):10. Veil:
Comprehension Questions:
1. What is the point of view of the story? How can you tell?2. How was it that the murderer had such sharpened senses? Whatsense was the most over-developed?3. What is the main thing that drives the murderer crazy at first?4. What does he decide to do then?5. What happens on the eighth night of checking on the old man whilehe sleeps?6. Why are police officers sent to the house?7. What reasons does the murderer give for why he is NOT a madman?8. What, do you think, led to the murderer’s downfall? What thingscontributed to him getting caught?

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