American Short Stories THE CASK OF
AMONTILLADO - Edgar Allan Poe
ACTIVITY 28: You are going to
listen to THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO by Edgar Allan Poe.
Listen carefully and for questions
1-10, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think best
completes each question. Then check the
audio transcription together with the correct answers.
story is set
What is “Amontillado”?
season. B. Summer
festival. C. Carnival
season. D. New
A. The name of the family tomb. B. Montresor's dog. C. A type of wine. D. An exotic cigar.
How did Fortunato become Montresor's enemy?
Where does Montresor lead Fortunato
A. He got Montresor's sister pregnant. B. He shorted Montresor in a business. C. We are never told. D. He stole wine from a dinner party.
A. To the catacombs. B. To the dining room. C.
To the bedroom. D. To the festival.
In what area does Fortunato fancy himself an expert?
The name “Fortunato” is one of Poe’s many uses of this literary device:
A. Italian history. B. Architecture. C. Horses. D. Wine.
A. Allusion. B. Metaphor. C. Irony. D. Symbolism.
What does Fortunato encounter in the catacombs that should have alarmed him?
What has Fortunato done to upset Montresor and caused him to vow revenge?
A. Dead animals. B. Bones. C. A horrible stench. D. Chains on the walls.
A. Lied to him. B. Stole from him. C. Dated his
sister. D. Insulted him.
How does Fortunato know Montresor?
What character trait does Montresor play on to trap Fortunato?
A. They are friends. B. They are relatives. C. They are colleagues. D. They had never met before.
A. Envy. B. Hubris. C. Lust. D. Greed.
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