American Short Stories THE PURLOINED
LETTER - Edgar Allan Poe
ACTIVITY 130: You are going to
listen to THE PURLOINED LETTER by Edgar Allan Poe.
carefully and for questions 1-6, 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.
After being told of how
the apartment had been searched, Dupin
The police could not find
the letter because...
freeze the thief's assets. B. to
apprehend the thief. C. to
search the premises again. D. to
increase the amount of the reward for the
was not a simple case of robbery. B. they
had not examined the
furniture. C. they
did not take the tops off the tables. D.
did not understand the thief's mind.
How much of a reward did the prefect offer?
Where was the purloined
letter finally found?
A. Five million lira B. Five thousand pounds C. Fifty thousand francs D. Fifty thousand dollars
an old and dirty postcard B. On
the cover of a book C. On
a shelf over the fireplace D. Rolled up inside a chair leg
Who was involved in the
The purloined letter was
of Mr Dupin's servants B. One
of Mr Germont's servants C. One
of Mr D'Arcy's servants D. One
of the narrator's servants
the trouble in the street. B. D'Arcy's
servants were very loyal. C. D'Arcy
was looking through the window. D. Mr
Germont was a dangerous man.
CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished
at OM Personal
CAE - Certificate in Advanced English. Before moving on to the next lesson, please remember
to revise everything you
have learnt here.