What’s Your Edgar Allan Poe IQ?
Where was Edgar Allen Poe born?
- St. Louis
Which 1845 poem, named famously for a bird, catapulted Edgar Allan Poe to national fame?
- The Crow
- The Sparrow
- The Raven
- The Eagle
Which best describes the style of Edgar Allan Poe's writing?
- Rollicking, Humorous
- Gothic, Macabre
- Encouraging, Uplifting
Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, has stated that Poe is responsible for which beloved genre of fiction?
- The adventure novel
- Epistolary ficition
- Detective fiction
- Historical fiction
In addition to poetry and prose, Mr. Poe also dabbled in which other form of writing?
- Literary criticism
Which of the following short stories was penned by Edgar Allen Poe?
- "The Red Badge Of Courage"
- "The Cask of Amontillado"
- "The Purple Rose of Cairo"
- "Be Still, Beating Heart"
What were the circumstances surrounding Poe's mysterious death?
- He was murdered by a rival writer
- He jumped out of the window of the St. James hotel
- He was found on the street, delirious, wearing clothes that weren't his
- He died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 85
In Poe's famed short story "The Tell-Tale Heart", the narrator hears an unyielding heartbeat coming from where?
- From the backyard
- From the bathroom
- The next-door neighbors
- Under the floorboards
Quoth The Raven, "__________"
- Sweet Lenore
- Close the door
Edgar Allan Poe's writing was largely a reaction to which movement popularized by writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Thoreau?
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Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most famous poets and fiction writers in American literature. From "The Raven" to "Annabelle Lee," Poe is the mind responsible for some greatly debated literary classics. He was published in the 1800s, but Poe is the author of some classics we're still studying in English class today. His works were known to be a little dark, with themes of lost love, hauntings, and overall emotional dread.