The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary, Symbolism & Analysis


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What do the seven rooms in The Masque of the Red Death represent?

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1. What does the clock in The Masque of the Red Death represent?

2. In 'The Masque of the Red Death,' what is one of the symptoms of the Red Death?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Masque of the Red Death' is a short story by Edgar Allen Poe, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the plot, themes and symbolism of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Key plot details in 'The Masque of the Red Death'
  • Poe's use of symbolism in the story
  • The story's central theme

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Poe's 'The Masque of the Red Death'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the short story's plot
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer literary analysis questions about the story

Additional Learning

To learn more about this short story, review the accompanying lesson on 'The Masque of the Red Death' by Poe. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the plot of 'The Masque of the Red Death'
  • Understand the motifs and symbols used in 'The Masque of the Red Death'
  • Examine the theme of Poe's story
  • Learn about the life and work of Edgar Allen Poe