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Quiz in The Cask of Amontillado

Quiz Examples in The Cask of Amontillado:

The Cask of Amontillado

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"fourth side the bones had been thrown down, and lay promiscuously..."   (The Cask of Amontillado)

What does this detail suggest that Montresor has done?

"and putting on a mask of black silk and drawing a roquelaire closely about my person, I suffered him to hurry me to my palazzo...."   (The Cask of Amontillado)

Why does Montresor make a point of "putting on a mask of black silk"?

"It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will...."   (The Cask of Amontillado)

Why was Montresor careful to avoid giving Fortunato cause to doubt his "good will" toward Fortunato?

"two of the colossal supports of the roof of the catacombs,..."   (The Cask of Amontillado)

The "colossal supports" refers to what part of the setting that was already described?

"struggled with its weight;..."   (The Cask of Amontillado)

What idea does struggling "with its weight" suggest about revenge?

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