The Craig Fahle Show

Edgar Allen Poe Quiz!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

photo courtesy of The Guardian The Crofoot is hosting a old style masquerade ball, "The Masquerade of The Red Death", in the style of Edgar Allen Poe's stories, using his original texts as well as films based of his works to bring Poe's works to life. Here is a small quiz on Edgar Allen Poe quiz where listeners could win tickets to the event.

1) “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe was first published in 1845. It follows the dissent of a man visited by a raven. What is the name of the lost lover lamented in “The Raven”?

2) What do Jerry Lee Lewis and Edgar Allan Poe have in common?

3) In the Cask of “Amontillado” how does the narrator kill his victim?

4) What university has turned Edgar Allan Poe’s dorm room into a mini museum?

5) In what short story can a heartbeat be heard from beneath the floorboards?

6) The American rock band “The Smithereens” released a song in the 1980s based on a Poe story of the same name. What was it?

7) In what city did Edgar Allan Poe die at the age of 40?

8) What is a “Poe Toaster”?

9) Which Poe story is about the torment endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition?

10) What Beatles album cover features the likeness of Edgar Allan Poe?

ANSWER KEY

  1. Lenore 2. both married their 13 year old cousins 3. By chaining him and walling him in brick-by-brick 4. University of Virginia (he only attended for one semester due to lack of funds) 5. The Tell-Tale Heart 6. “William Wilson” 7. Baltimore, MD 8. A person who anonymously pays homage to Edgar Allan Poe at his gravesite by leaving a drink of cognac and three roses on the anniversary of his death. 9. The Pit and the Pendulum 10. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band