Edgar Allan Poe Quiz

For over 150 years, Edgar Allan Poe has been the master of the macabre. Be sure you understand Poe's themes and characters by taking the eNotes quiz over this beloved author here.

  1. Whom did Poe publicly accuse of plagiarism?

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  2. What had been the profession of both of Poe's biological parents?

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  3. True or False: Following the death of his mother, John Allan and his wife formally adopted young Edgar

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  4. During which century was Poe writing?

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  5. How old was Virginia Clemm, Poe's cousin, when he married her?

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  6. What did Poe do after being unable to afford staying enrolled at the University of Virginia?

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  7. Which of the following is NOT a form of writing Poe composed?

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  8. True or False: Poe held many jobs other than writing in order to make ends meet

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  9. What genre of fiction is Poe considered to be the "father" of?

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  10. True or False: Poe's poem "The Raven" was an immediate success

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