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Edgar Allan Poe Worksheet

1. When was Edgar Allan Poe born?


A. April 6th, 2018
B. January 19th, 1809
C. February 3rd, 1815
D. July 19th, 1809

2. What type of story was created by Poe?


A. Comedy
B. Autobiography
C. The Modern Detective Story
D. Goosebumps

3. Ironically, Poe’s life is a bit of a ___________?


A. Mystery
B. Comedy
C. Sham
D. Bore

4. Poe preferred what over profits?


A. Nothing, he loved money
B. Family
C. Love
D. Poetry

5. Where did Poe go to college?


A. Penn State
B. University of Virginia
C. He never attended college
D. East Stroudsburg University

6. What was the title of his first book?


A. “Of Mice and Men”
B. “The Odyssey”
C. “ Tamerlane and Other Poems”
D. “ Sherlock Holmes”
7. Roughly how many years were between the publication of his first and second book?
A. They were published the same year
B. 5 years
C. 3 years
D. They were published after he died

8. Who did he marry in 1836?


A. His Cousin
B. His old nemesis
C. He never married
D. Beyoncé

9. When working for a magazine, what nickname was he given?


A. Anonymous A
B. Bossy Businessman
C. Cutthroat Critic
D. Dangerous Dog

10. What story awarded him a prize in 1843?


A. “Sherlock Holmes”
B. “The Blue Bug”
C. “Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems”
D. “The Gold Bug”

11. What is the title of one of his most well-known poem?


A. “The Raven”
B. “The Mockingbird”
C. “The Crane”
D. “The Plover”

12. What were Poe’s last words?


A. He was found dead
B. “Tell my family I love them”
C. “Rosebud”
D. “Lord, help my poor soul”