“The Imp of the Perverse” by Edgar Allan Poe Close Reading Questions
by Inquiring Mind of the English Teacher Kind
“The Imp of the Perverse” by Edgar Allan Poe is a piece of horror and psychological fiction that explores the impulse to do wrong for wrong’s sake alone. In the short story, a murderous narrator revels in the idea that he may have achieved the perfect crime. With this bundle of high school resources covering “The Imp of the Perverse,” English teachers will save valuable time at home without sacrificing rigor in the classroom. Included are the following: a multiple choice, plot-based quiz; a worksheet composed of rigorous close reading analysis questions; the public domain narrative; and answer keys. Materials are delivered in printable Word Document and PDF formats.
By completing the quiz, students will demonstrate knowledge of the following:
By completing the close reading analysis worksheet, students will: