The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe Summary


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In The Gold Bug, who wrote the treasure map?

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1. In The Gold Bug, what is the importance of the Bishop's Hostel?

2. In The Gold Bug, why do the characters initially dig in the incorrect place?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about The Gold Bug with this quiz and worksheet. This resource will review who wrote the treasure map, the importance of the Bishop's hostel and the curious behavior of LeGrand.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The intent of this quiz and worksheet is to review what you remember about:

  • Who wrote the treasure map
  • Why the Bishop's Hostel was key to finding the treasure
  • The characters digging in the wrong place
  • What a scarab is

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - check what you know about The Gold Bug to answer questions about the treasure and how they got to it
  • Information recall - see if you can remember what a scarab is
  • Reading comprehension - revisit what you read to be sure you were able to pick out what Jupiter and the narrator think about LeGrand roaming the island

Additional Learning

If you'd like a deeper summary of this story, check out the provided lesson, The Gold Bug by Edgar Allen Poe Summary. This lesson offers more insight to:

  • Why LeGrand moved to an island
  • Why Jupiter is worried
  • Finding the treasure map
  • What the treasure was