Question 10 - Reading Practice Test for the PERT

The last two sentences in the paragraph speak of Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin’s ability to provide for himself. Those sentences make it clear that:

Residing in Paris during the spring and part of the summer of 18—, I there became acquainted with a Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin. This young gentleman was of an excellent—indeed of an illustrious family, but, by a variety of untoward events, had been reduced to such poverty that the energy of his character succumbed beneath it, and he ceased to bestir himself in the world, or to care for the retrieval of his fortunes. By courtesy of his creditors, there still remained in his possession a small remnant of his patrimony; and, upon the income arising from this, he managed, by means of a rigorous economy, to procure the necessaries of life, without troubling himself about its superfluities. Books, indeed, were his sole luxuries, and in Paris these are easily obtained.

Poe, Edgar Allan. The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Graham’s Magazine, 1841.

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