The Tell-Tale Heart Vocabulary


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The character in the story, ''The Tell-Tale Heart,'' compares the old man's eye to the eye of which bird?

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1. The word 'mad' is usually used as a synonym for 'angry'. Which word is a synonym to Poe's use of the word 'mad' in ''The Tell-Tale Heart?''

2. Someone who talks with a lot of energy and exaggeration might make a lot of _____ with their hands.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to quickly and efficiently find out what you remember about the vocabulary of The Tell-Tale Heart. You will be quizzed on specific words and their meanings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll assess your knowledge of:

  • The reason for the large number of unfamiliar words in this story
  • Synonym for the word 'mad' that Poe uses
  • Poe's word for room

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how Poe's character says he is upset
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as 'mad' as Poe describes it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of bird to which Poe compares the old man's eye

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this famous short story, review the lesson titled The Tell-Tale Heart Vocabulary. You will explore words like:

  • Hearken
  • Cunningly
  • Fancy
  • Acute
  • Marrow
  • Pulsed