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The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis

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Mystery stories of the Victorian Period often present the story as a _____.

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1. The narrator in 'The Oblong Box' first thinks that the oblong box contains a _____.

2. In 'The Oblong Box', the assumed Mrs. Wyatt is _____ by the women on board the ship.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As a mystery story from the Victorian Period, The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe reads differently from modern mystery tales. The quiz contains questions about events in the story as well as its main characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz you will:

  • Tell what is inside the oblong box
  • Point out what the narrator thinks is in the box at the outset of the story
  • Explain how mystery stories from the Victorian Period were often presented

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to point out some assumptions that help modern readers understand The Oblong Box
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've obtained about how the women on the ship act toward the person who they think is Mrs. Wyatt
  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read information about the narrator in The Oblong Box and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The lesson titled The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis will give you a more thorough understanding of this short story. This lesson discusses:

  • The setting of The Oblong Box
  • What happened during the storm in the story
  • Where Mr. Wyatt stores the box
  • Mr. Wyatt's reaction to the narrator asking questions about the oblong box
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