Edgar Allan Poe Biography Questions

  1.  What did Edgar’s mother do for a living? ___________________________________________________________________
  2. From what disease did Mrs. Poe suffer? ___________________________________________________________________
  3. Who took Edgar in after his mother’s death? ___________________________________________________________________
  4. In what was Edgar interested when he was young? ___________________________________________________________________
  5. From what disease did his foster mother suffer? ___________________________________________________________________
  6. How did Poe make money? ___________________________________________________________________
  7. To where did Poe flee? ___________________________________________________________________
  8. What did John Allan do on his deathbed? ____________________________________________________________________
  9. How much was left in Allan’s will for Poe? ____________________________________________________________________
  10. With whom was Poe in love? ___________________________________________________________________
  11. How old was Poe’s new wife? ___________________________________________________________________
  12. With what president did Poe meet in 1842? ____________________________________________________________________
  13. What topic does Poe write about extensively? ____________________________________________________________________
  14. What kind of story was “The Murders in the Rue Morgue?” ____________________________________________________________________
  15. What story struck closest to Poe’s soul? ____________________________________________________________________
  16. What may have the “Red Death” represented? ____________________________________________________________________
  17. What poem became an overnight sensation? ____________________________________________________________________
  18. How much did Poe earn from this literary success? ____________________________________________________________________
  19. What poem immortalized his wife? ____________________________________________________________________
  20. What did Poe do so he wouldn’t be recognized? ____________________________________________________________________
  21. In what city was Poe found in the streets? ____________________________________________________________________
  22. What were Poe’s last words? ____________________________________________________________________