The Pit and the Pendulum The Pit and the Pendulum Overview Quiz
by Edgar Allan Poe

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The Pit and the Pendulum Overview Quiz

What frightening facts can you recall from Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Pit and the Pendulum"? This eNotes quiz will let you see how well you remember this terrible ordeal of torture and insanity by asking you five questions about the narrator’s experience.

  • Question 1

    What does the narrator first think the tall candles are?

  • Question 2

    What painted figure seems to be holding the pendulum that threatens to slice the narrator to pieces?

  • Question 3

    Why does the narrator think his torturers bring him bread and water?

  • Question 4

    How does the narrator determine the depth of the pit?

  • Question 5

    Who or what is torturing the narrator?

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