THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO Analysis – Flashcards

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Who is the author of "The Cask of Amontillado"?
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Edgar Allen Poe
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What is the setting of the "The Cask of Amontillado"?
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Venice, Italy - during carnival season
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What is the conflict in the "The Cask of Amontillado"?
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Montresor wants revenge on Fortunato for insulting him.
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Who are the characters in "The Cask of Amontillado"?
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Montresor Fortunato
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What is the theme of "The Cask of Amontillado"?
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Be careful what you say; revenge
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What is the resolution of the "The Cask of Amontillado?
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Montresor kills Fortunato
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What are Montresor & Fortunato connoisseurs of?
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wine
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Why is Montresor seeking revenge on Montresor?
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Fortunato almost insults him
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Where does Montresor meet up with Fortunato?
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the carnival
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What is the mood of the story?
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dark, ominous, foreboding
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Why is the narrator happy to meet Fortunato?
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Everything is going according to plan.
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Why does Montressor warn Fortunato about the air in the vaults?
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He does not want Fortunato to become suspicious.
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Montressor walls up Fortunato in a niche in the wall of the catacombs. A. Exposition B. Rising Action C. Climax D. Falling Action E. Resolution
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C. Climax
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The reader learns Montressor feels that Forunato insulted him. A. Exposition B. Rising Action C. Climax D. Falling Action E. Resolution
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A. Exposition
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Montressor shares with the reader that for at least 50 years nobody has disturbed Fortunato's bones. A. Exposition B. Rising Action C. Climax D. Falling Action E. Resolution
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E. Resolution
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Fortunato follows Montressor deep into his catacombs, despite heavy foreshadowing of Fortunato's doom. A. Exposition B. Rising Action C. Climax D. Falling Action E. Resolution
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B. Rising Action
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Fortunato laughs nervously at what he hopes is a joke by Montressor. A. Exposition B. Rising Action C. Climax D. Falling Action E. Resolution
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D. Falling Action
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Which character's thoughts and feelings are shared with the reader? A. Fortunato B. Montressor C. The unnamed narrator
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B. Montressor
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Which of the following themes is exemplified in the story? A. Montressor buried Forunato alive. B. Always follow your instincts and do what you feel is best in life. C. Vengeance can drive individuals to perform extreme acts. D. One's ego can cause great misfortune in one's life.
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C. Vengeance can drive individuals to perform extreme acts.
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Is Montressor dynamic or static? A. Dynamic B. Static
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B. Static
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Who is the protagonist? A. Fortunato B. Montressor
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B. Montressor
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Who is the antagonist? A. Fortunato B. Montressor
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Fortunato
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Which of the following applies to the setting of the story? A. Carnival season B. Catacombs C. 1800's D. All of the above
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D. All of the above
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Montresor knows Fortunato's weakness (or character flaw) is A) his ego C) his health B) his knowledge of Italy's history D) his wealth
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A) his ego
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Fortunato's costume of a jester is important to note because A) He often jests about his knowledge of wine. B) He is foolish about going into the catacombs with his severe cold. C) Montresor plays him for a fool. D) All of the above.
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D) All of the above.
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"A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong." What does this mean? unredressed = not set right retribution = repayment avenger = one who takes revenge A) It's wrong to undress around a vengeful person who feels equally wrong. B) People who obsess over revenge are unable to achieve satisfactory vengeance if the one they despise doesn't suffer. C) An insult is not forgiven unless the retribution is in the millions of dollars. D) Redressing an avenger makes the wronged feel unredressed if the injury was severe.
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B) People who obsess over revenge are unable to achieve satisfactory vengeance if the one they despise doesn't suffer.
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While acting the mason, Montresor pauses to listen to a noise that lasts for several minutes so that he might "hearken to it with the more satisfaction." This act leads the reader to infer that he A) might be capable of committing other atrocities. B) has a weak heart and needs a rest. C) is afraid he might become haunted by Fortunato's ghost. D) will return to his position as a model citizen.
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A) might be capable of committing other atrocities.
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"The thousand injuries of Fortunado I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge" (62). Based on this quote alone, it is clear that the story's point of view is A) 1st person D) 3rd person omniscient B) 2nd person E) 3rd person objective C) 3rd person limited
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A) 1st person
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Montresor removes any potential external conflicts before the story starts. Which of the following is not one of these? A) freeing his home of servants B) attaching a padlock and chain to a wall C) obtaining a real cask of Amontillado D) hiding a trowel in his cloak
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C) obtaining a real cask of Amontillado
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The conflict around which the entire story revolves is A) man versus nature C) man versus self B) man versus society D) man versus man
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D) man versus man
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Montresor's coat of arms is decorated with a blue background, upon which a huge, golden human foot crushes a serpent whose fangs are biting its heel. This symbol indicates that the family A) wears only snakeskin boots as they crush their opposition. B) prides itself on its ability to obtain revenge on those who hurt them. C) act on vengeance only out of bare necessity. D) has blue (royal) blood and a lot of gold.
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B) prides itself on its ability to obtain revenge on those who hurt them.
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The word that best describes the mood of "The Cask of Amontillado" is ____. A) Suspenseful C) Hysterical B) Depressing D) Dramatic
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A) Suspenseful
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Montresor vows revenge because Fortunato A)Threatened him C) Attacked him B) Humiliated him D) Insulted him
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D) Insulted him
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Which aspect of the carnival season is most important to the events of the story? A) Hundreds of people attend the event B) It is a time of wild madness and excess C) People wear fantastic costumes in the streets D)The damp weather this time of year causes colds
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C) People wear fantastic costumes in the streets
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Why does Montresor warn Fortunato about the air in the vaults? A)Montresor wants to make sure that Fortunato does not suspect his motives. B) Montresor wants to discourage Fortunato from entering the vaults. C)Montresor wants to avoid responsibility for Fortunato's death. D) Montresor wants to warn Fortunato that death is near.
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A) Montresor wants to make sure that Fortunato does not suspect his motives.
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The skeletons in the walls of the catacombs are the remains of A) carnival merrymakers. B) Monstresor's ancestors C) Montresor family enemies. D) Monstresor's disobedient servants
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B) Monstresor's ancestors
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Which quotation best illustrates Montresor's true character? A) "A draft of this Medoc will defend us from the damps." B) "My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. How remarkably well you are looking today." C) "I must not only punish but punish with impunity." D) "And yet some fools will have it that his taste is a match for your own."
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C) "I must not only punish but punish with impunity."
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How are Montresor and Fortunato alike? A) They share an interest in fine wine. B) They have an affection for each other. C) They both have respect for Luchesi. D) They both have a revengeful nature.
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A) They share an interest in fine wine.
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Which literary device did the author rely upon when naming the character "Fortunato"? A) Mood C) Plot B) Tone D) Irony
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D) Irony
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What type of irony exists in the following statement by Montressor? "I drink. . . to your long life" (64). A) Dramatic B) Situational C) Verbal
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C) Verbal
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Who is the author of "The Cask of Amontillado"?
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Edgar Allen Poe
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What is the setting of the "The Cask of Amontillado"?
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Venice, Italy - during carnival season
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What is the conflict in the "The Cask of Amontillado"?
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Montresor wants revenge on Fortunato for insulting him.
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Who are the characters in "The Cask of Amontillado"?
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Montresor Fortunato
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What is the theme of "The Cask of Amontillado"?
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Be careful what you say; revenge
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What is the resolution of the "The Cask of Amontillado?
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Montresor kills Fortunato
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What are Montresor & Fortunato connoisseurs of?
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wine
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Why is Montresor seeking revenge on Montresor?
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Fortunato almost insults him
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Where does Montresor meet up with Fortunato?
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the carnival
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What is the mood of the story?
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dark, ominous, foreboding
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Why is the narrator happy to meet Fortunato?
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Everything is going according to plan.
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Why does Montressor warn Fortunato about the air in the vaults?
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He does not want Fortunato to become suspicious.
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Montressor walls up Fortunato in a niche in the wall of the catacombs. A. Exposition B. Rising Action C. Climax D. Falling Action E. Resolution
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C. Climax
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The reader learns Montressor feels that Forunato insulted him. A. Exposition B. Rising Action C. Climax D. Falling Action E. Resolution
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A. Exposition
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Montressor shares with the reader that for at least 50 years nobody has disturbed Fortunato's bones. A. Exposition B. Rising Action C. Climax D. Falling Action E. Resolution
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E. Resolution
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Fortunato follows Montressor deep into his catacombs, despite heavy foreshadowing of Fortunato's doom. A. Exposition B. Rising Action C. Climax D. Falling Action E. Resolution
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B. Rising Action
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Fortunato laughs nervously at what he hopes is a joke by Montressor. A. Exposition B. Rising Action C. Climax D. Falling Action E. Resolution
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D. Falling Action
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Which character's thoughts and feelings are shared with the reader? A. Fortunato B. Montressor C. The unnamed narrator
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B. Montressor
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Which of the following themes is exemplified in the story? A. Montressor buried Forunato alive. B. Always follow your instincts and do what you feel is best in life. C. Vengeance can drive individuals to perform extreme acts. D. One's ego can cause great misfortune in one's life.
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C. Vengeance can drive individuals to perform extreme acts.
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Is Montressor dynamic or static? A. Dynamic B. Static
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B. Static
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Who is the protagonist? A. Fortunato B. Montressor
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B. Montressor
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Who is the antagonist? A. Fortunato B. Montressor
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Fortunato
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Which of the following applies to the setting of the story? A. Carnival season B. Catacombs C. 1800's D. All of the above
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D. All of the above
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Montresor knows Fortunato's weakness (or character flaw) is A) his ego C) his health B) his knowledge of Italy's history D) his wealth
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A) his ego
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Fortunato's costume of a jester is important to note because A) He often jests about his knowledge of wine. B) He is foolish about going into the catacombs with his severe cold. C) Montresor plays him for a fool. D) All of the above.
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D) All of the above.
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"A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong." What does this mean? unredressed = not set right retribution = repayment avenger = one who takes revenge A) It's wrong to undress around a vengeful person who feels equally wrong. B) People who obsess over revenge are unable to achieve satisfactory vengeance if the one they despise doesn't suffer. C) An insult is not forgiven unless the retribution is in the millions of dollars. D) Redressing an avenger makes the wronged feel unredressed if the injury was severe.
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B) People who obsess over revenge are unable to achieve satisfactory vengeance if the one they despise doesn't suffer.
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While acting the mason, Montresor pauses to listen to a noise that lasts for several minutes so that he might "hearken to it with the more satisfaction." This act leads the reader to infer that he A) might be capable of committing other atrocities. B) has a weak heart and needs a rest. C) is afraid he might become haunted by Fortunato's ghost. D) will return to his position as a model citizen.
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A) might be capable of committing other atrocities.
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"The thousand injuries of Fortunado I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge" (62). Based on this quote alone, it is clear that the story's point of view is A) 1st person D) 3rd person omniscient B) 2nd person E) 3rd person objective C) 3rd person limited
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A) 1st person
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Montresor removes any potential external conflicts before the story starts. Which of the following is not one of these? A) freeing his home of servants B) attaching a padlock and chain to a wall C) obtaining a real cask of Amontillado D) hiding a trowel in his cloak
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C) obtaining a real cask of Amontillado
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The conflict around which the entire story revolves is A) man versus nature C) man versus self B) man versus society D) man versus man
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D) man versus man
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Montresor's coat of arms is decorated with a blue background, upon which a huge, golden human foot crushes a serpent whose fangs are biting its heel. This symbol indicates that the family A) wears only snakeskin boots as they crush their opposition. B) prides itself on its ability to obtain revenge on those who hurt them. C) act on vengeance only out of bare necessity. D) has blue (royal) blood and a lot of gold.
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B) prides itself on its ability to obtain revenge on those who hurt them.
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The word that best describes the mood of "The Cask of Amontillado" is ____. A) Suspenseful C) Hysterical B) Depressing D) Dramatic
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A) Suspenseful
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Montresor vows revenge because Fortunato A)Threatened him C) Attacked him B) Humiliated him D) Insulted him
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D) Insulted him
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Which aspect of the carnival season is most important to the events of the story? A) Hundreds of people attend the event B) It is a time of wild madness and excess C) People wear fantastic costumes in the streets D)The damp weather this time of year causes colds
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C) People wear fantastic costumes in the streets
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Why does Montresor warn Fortunato about the air in the vaults? A)Montresor wants to make sure that Fortunato does not suspect his motives. B) Montresor wants to discourage Fortunato from entering the vaults. C)Montresor wants to avoid responsibility for Fortunato's death. D) Montresor wants to warn Fortunato that death is near.
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A) Montresor wants to make sure that Fortunato does not suspect his motives.
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The skeletons in the walls of the catacombs are the remains of A) carnival merrymakers. B) Monstresor's ancestors C) Montresor family enemies. D) Monstresor's disobedient servants
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B) Monstresor's ancestors
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Which quotation best illustrates Montresor's true character? A) "A draft of this Medoc will defend us from the damps." B) "My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. How remarkably well you are looking today." C) "I must not only punish but punish with impunity." D) "And yet some fools will have it that his taste is a match for your own."
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C) "I must not only punish but punish with impunity."
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How are Montresor and Fortunato alike? A) They share an interest in fine wine. B) They have an affection for each other. C) They both have respect for Luchesi. D) They both have a revengeful nature.
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A) They share an interest in fine wine.
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Which literary device did the author rely upon when naming the character "Fortunato"? A) Mood C) Plot B) Tone D) Irony
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D) Irony
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What type of irony exists in the following statement by Montressor? "I drink. . . to your long life" (64). A) Dramatic B) Situational C) Verbal
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C) Verbal