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Reading Comprehension Test. Edgar Allan Poe. The Cask of Amontillado

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Reading Comprehension Test. Edgar Allan Poe. "The Cask of Amontillado"

Directions: Select the best answer from the choices provided. Write the letter of your answer on the line next to the number.

  1. The walls of the crypt where the narrator [Montresor] leads Fortunato are
    1. stocked with barrels of Amontillado.
    2. lined with human remains.
    3. crawling with rats and cockroaches.
  2. The narrator [Montresor]
    1. chains Fortunato to a wall inside an underground crypt.
    2. speaks disparagingly of Luchesi, calling him "an ignoramus."
    3. surprises Fortunato by leading him to a concealed treasure that was locked in the catacombs.
  3. When Fortunato lifts his torch to look inside the crypt,
    1. he sees the chains and iron staples at the extremity of the niche.
    2. he cannot see where the crypt ends because of the poor light.
    3. he is horrified to see that the sides of the crypt are lined with skeletons.
  4. When Fortunato reaches the end of the crypt, he
    1. appears to be frightened by the cold darkness.
    2. seems upset that his progress was stopped by the rock.
    3. stands stupidly bewildered.
  5. What does the narrator [Montresor] plan to do with Fortunato?
    1. Kill Fortunato by leaving him chained to a wall inside the crypt.
    2. Scare Fortunato by showing him the wretched place where the Amontillado is stored.
    3. Honor Fortunato's negative opinion of Luchesi by rendering "all the little attentions" in Montresor's power.

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