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"The Black Cat" Study Questions

"The Black Cat" Questions

Directions: Answer each question using evidence from the text.

1.  Briefly describe the main characters of the story.

2.  Describe the settings.

3.  Where is the narrator as he writes this story?

4.  What crime did the narrator commit?

5.  Is he remorseful for his crime?

6.  Why is this story considered a flashback?

7.  Why did he get caught by the police?

8.  Compare the two cats in the story.

9.  How does the narrator describe himself?

10.  How does the narrator behave?

11.  On what does the narrator blame his behavior?

Discuss the disconnect between the way the narrator views himself and his actual behavior.