The Purloined Letter worksheet



Directions: Answer each question with a complete sentence. Incorporate the question as part of the answer.



LC2†††† 1. Summarize the story in five short sentences.

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Who:

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Wanted to:

††††††††††† ††††††††††† But:

††††††††††† ††††††††††† So:

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Then:


LC1†††† 2. List three details as to how the police chief searched for the letter.



LA5†††† 3. Describe Dupin.


LA5†††† 4. Describe DuRogue.


LA6†††† 5. Compare Dupin and DuRogue. List two similarities.



Thinking Critically

LT10††† 6. What is Dupinís advice as to how to catch a thief?


LT9††††† 7. What is wrong with the police chiefís method of searching?


LT10††† 8. How would Dupin be an inspiration to someone who would want to become a detective?