Question 8 - Reading Practice Test for the ACT

What does this passage say about the effect of the clock upon the guests?

“…while the chimes of the clock yet rang, it was observed that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged and sedate passed their hands over their brows as if in confused reverie or meditation…”

Poe, Edgar Allen. The Masque of Red Death. Graham’s Magazine, 1842.

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