The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis


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In 'The Conqueror Worm,' all of the following constitute the 'plot' of the play EXCEPT:

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1. In 'The Conqueror Worm,' who or what is the 'hero' of the play?

2. Why might we think that 'The Conqueror Worm,' should be read as an allegory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet assess how much you remember and understand about The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe. For the quiz, you'll be answering questions on topics like the plot of the play within this poem and its hero.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The reason this poem can be read as an allegory
  • The phantoms in the story
  • Overall theme of the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Edgar Allan Poe's The Conqueror Worm
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symbolism associated with the phantoms and why the poem is considered an allegory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the hero of the story and its plot

Additional Learning

For more information about this poem, read the lesson named The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis. These points will be highlighted:

  • A summary of the poem
  • Definition of an allegory
  • Analysis of the story's themes and characters