Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: Summary and Analysis


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How does Poe utilize the unity of effect in 'The Cask of Amontillado'?

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1. In Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado,' where does Montresor take Fortunato?

2. Which of the following is NOT example of irony in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will have the opportunity to assess what you know about characters and situations portrayed in Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado' with this quiz and corresponding worksheet. You will be quizzed on plot points and literary devices used in this story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The reason why the character Fortunato was dressed in a costume
  • Where Montresor takes Fortunato
  • Examples of irony in 'The Cask of Amontillado'
  • What Fortunato's fate is
  • What about 'The Cask of Amontillado' best represents its Dark Romantic writing

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use what you know about classic elements of plot to understand how they are illustrated by the plot of 'The Cask of Amontillado'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the themes of and the use of irony in 'The Cask of Amontillado'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the plot of 'The Cask of Amontillado'

Additional Learning

To learn more about this famous story, review the accompanying lesson called Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: Summary and Analysis. Objectives for this lesson include:

  • Relate the meaning of the title of this story
  • Summarize the plot of 'The Cask of Amontillado'
  • List the classic elements of plot and how 'The Cask of Amontillado' reflects these elements
  • Discuss the effective use of irony in the story
  • Describe the Dark Romantic theme used in 'The Cask of Amontillado'