The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis


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How is the theme of transformation manifested in The Black Cat?

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1. What movement is Edgar Allan Poe associated with?

2. What does the white patch on the cat's chest morph into?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students can use this quiz/worksheet to test their knowledge of Edgar Allan Poe's short story, 'The Black Cat.' It will test students on key events in the tale as well as themes and motifs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students can expect questions on the following:

  • Events in the 'The Black Cat'
  • Analysis of the narrator
  • Themes and motifs in the short story
  • The literary movement Edgar Allan Poe is associated with

Skills Practiced

Students who take this quiz will be improving the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - pull the most important information from the related lesson on 'The Black Cat'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the story's motifs and themes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions on the various events that take place throughout the course of the story

Additional Learning

For more information on this story, check out the related lesson entitled 'The Black Cat' by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis. It will help students meet these objectives:

  • Describe the life of Edgar Allan Poe and his work
  • Summarize events from the story
  • Analyze motifs, characters, and themes in the story