The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary, Characters & Analysis


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In ''The Purloined Letter'', what is one theory about the relationship between Dupin and Minister D?

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1. In ''The Purloined Letter'', why does Dupin take the case?

2. In ''The Purloined Letter'', how much is the reward?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Purloined Letter' is a key, yet often overlooked work of Edgar Allan Poe's, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its plot and significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on several elements of 'The Purloined Letter', including:

  • The relationship between Dupin and Minister D--
  • Why Dupin takes the case
  • The amount of the reward
  • Who the letter belongs to
  • What the letter says

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the plot details of 'The Purloined Letter'
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant theories to analyze 'The Purloined Letter'
  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read insight into Dupin's motivation in the story and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Purloined Letter', review the accompanying lesson on 'The Purloined Letter'. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the literary significance of Edgar Allan Poe and 'The Purloined Letter'
  • Familiarize yourself with the plot of 'The Purloined Letter'
  • Know the characters of 'The Purloined Letter'
  • Understand an analysis of 'The Purloined Letter'