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Frankenstein Unit Test British Literature II

Multiple Choice (30 points): Please choose the correct answer and fill in the space on your answer sheet. 1. Why did Mary Shelley write Frankenstein? a. She wrote it as a response to a challenge to a contest b. She wanted to be famous c. To relate the true account of Frankenstein d. She wanted to educate the world on monsters 2. Who was writing the letters? a. Richard Walton b. Henry Clerval c. Robert Walton d. William Frankenstein 3. How did the writer meet Victor Frankenstein? a. They met at a party b. They found him floating on ice c. They heard about his tale and sought him out d. They never actually met 4. Why was Frankenstein in the Arctic? a. He was on vacation b. He was running away c. He was looking for Elizabeth d. He was pursuing the creature Frankenstein Chapters 1-5 5. How did Elizabeth come to live with the Frankensteins? a. Elizabeth was all alone and wandered into the Frankensteins home for help b. The Frankensteins thought they could treat her better than Elizabeths peasant family c. Elizabeth was sold to the Frankensteins d. Elizabeth was always part of the Frankenstein family 6. Who was Frankensteins closest friend? a. Harvey Clint b. Henry Clerval c. Herbert Cole d. Frankenstein had no friends 7. What goal did Frankenstein decide to pursue? a. He wanted to create a monster b. He wanted to make a lot of money c. He wanted to try to renew life in a corpse d. All of the above

8. How did Frankenstein feel when his experiment succeeded, and the creature came to life? a. He was horrified b. He was very excited c. He felt disgusted d. Both a and c Frankenstein Chapters 6-9 9. Who was accused of committing Williams murder, and why? a. The creature; the town needed a scapegoat b. The creature; a cottager saw him kill William c. Justine; Williams locket was found in her pocket d. Justine; she had blood on her hands 10. What was Frankensteins reaction to this accusation? a. He knew who really killed William b. This matter did not concern him c. He was happy because he never really liked William d. He felt terrible and turned himself in 11. What did Frankenstein do about his dilemma? a. He got the creature to confess b. He confessed to his crime c. He appealed to the court d. Both a and b 12. What happened to the accused person? a. She was pronounced innocent b. She vehemently proclaimed that she did not commit the crime c. She confessed under pressure and was hanged d. She escaped and was never heard from again 13. What was Frankensteins state of mind after the trial and its conclusion? a. He was filled with remorse for all he had done. b. He felt terrible and attempted to come up with a solution c. He was also fearful that the creature would commit other crimes. d. Both a and c Frankenstein Chapters 10-15 14. Whom did Frankenstein meet after he had ascended to the summit of Montanvert? a. The cottagers b. He met his creature c. Henry Clerval d. Richard Walton 15. What did he want of Frankenstein? a. He wanted Frankenstein to tell him the story of his creation b. He wanted Frankenstein to listen to the account of his life so far c. He wanted Frankenstein to go and find the cottagers d. He wanted nothing from Frankenstein

16. What was the reaction of the villagers the creature encountered? a. They wanted to hear about his life b. They invited him to stay at their home c. They shrieked, and threw rocks and other things at him, and drove him away from the village d. None of the above 17. What observations did the creature make about the people in the cottage? a. He saw that they cared for each other, that the two younger people treated the older man with great respect, and that they were often sad and hungry b. He saw that they were a dysfunctional family and was glad to have no living relatives c. He saw that they only focused on their poverty and lived in depression d. Both b and c 18. What does the creature learn to do, and how does he learn this? a. He learns to sew; by watching Agatha b. He learns to speak; by observing the cottagers c. He learns to read; by observing the cottagers d. Both b and c 19. How was the interaction between the creature and the elder De Lacey different from the rest of the cottagers? a. The elder De Lacey hit the creature with a stick; the cottagers listened to the creatures tale b. The elder De Lacey asked the creature to leave; the cottagers took pity on him c. The elder De Lacey was blind and could not see how hideous the creature looked; the cottagers were and cruel towards the creature d. They all initially hated the creature and feared him Frankenstein Chapters 16-20 20. What did the creature do to the cottage when he returned and found that the De Laceys had moved out? a. He was happy that he had a new home b. He cleaned it for them c. He set fire to it in a rage d. Both a and b 21. How did the creature feel after his murdering William? a. He was delighted that he was able to create despair for his creator b. He immediately felt regret c. He sought forgiveness from Frankenstein d. Both b and c 22. What did the creature ask Frankenstein to do, and why? a. He asked Frankenstein to teach him more about life; so he could become a productive and democratic citizen b. He asked Frankenstein to create a female for him; if he were content he would not bother any more humans c. Both a and b d. None of the above

23. How did Frankenstein react to this request? a. He despised the idea and told the creature that he would never comply b. He immediately agreed that it was a great idea and went to his laboratory to begin c. At first he refused, but Frankenstein felt compassion for him, and finally agreed to create a female d. He laughed in the creatures face 24. What threat did the creature make when he saw Frankenstein destroy his second creation? a. He said, You only live once. b. He said, How could you do this to me. c. He said, I will fight you. d. He said, I will be with you on your wedding night. Frankenstein Chapters 21-24 25. Who had been the creatures most recent victim? Who was accused? a. A random villager b. Frankensteins father c. Henry Clerval d. He never killed anyone 26. What happened on Frankenstein and Elizabeths wedding night? a. The creature broke into the room and killed Elizabeth b. The creature attempted to kill Frankenstein c. The creature dropped by to deliver a beautiful wedding gift d. All of the above 27. What did Frankenstein do after he left the magistrate? a. He decided to pursue the monster and kill him b. He went into isolation c. He went to turn himself in d. He never actually went to the magistrate 28. What request does Frankenstein make of Robert Walton? a. He asks Robert Walton to protect his family b. He asks Robert Walton to destroy the creature if he ever has the opportunity c. He asks Robert Walton to take him to a hospital d. There is no Robert Walton in the novel 29. What happened to Frankenstein? a. He jumped off the ship b. He perished on a block of ice c. He was murdered by the creature d. He died of natural causes while in the cabin on the ship 30. What happened to the creature? a. He came into the cabin and saw the dead Frankenstein b. He travels in the far north and kills himself c. He floats away into the darkness on an ice raft d. All of the above

Passage IDs (10 points, 5 points each): Please explain the context (what part of the story is the quotation from and what does it mean) and the significance (why is this quotation important to the text). *Choose two out of the five to respond to.* Write your answer on a separate sheet of paper. (A) I do not know that the relation of my disasters will be useful to you; yet, when I reflect that you are pursuing the same course, exposing yourself to the same dangers which have rendered me what I am, I imagine that you may deduce an apt moral from my tale; one that may direct you if you succeed in your undertaking, and console you in case of failure (B) Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow. (C) Sleep fled from my eyes; I wandered like an evil spirit, for I had committed deeds of mischief beyond description horrible, and more, much more (I persuaded myself), was yet behind. Yet my heart overflowed with kindness and the love of virtue. I had begun life with benevolent intentions, and thirsted for the moment when I should put them in practice, and make myself useful to my fellow-beings. Now all was blasted: instead of that serenity of conscience, which allowed me to look back upon the past with self-satisfaction, and from thence to gather promise of new hopes, I was seized by remorse and the sense of guilt, which hurried me away to a hell of intense tortures, such as no language can describe. (D) "But where were my friends and relations? No father had watched my infant days, no mother had blessed me with smiles and caresses; or if they had, all my past life was now a blot, a blind vacancy in which I distinguished nothing. From my earliest remembrance I had been as I then was in height and proportion. I had never yet seen a being resembling me, or who claimed any intercourse with me. What was I? The question again recurred, to be answered only with groans. (E) But now, when I appeared almost within grasp of my enemy, my hopes were suddenly extinguished, and I lost all trace of him more utterly than I had ever done before. A ground sea was heard; the thunder of its progress, as the waters rolled and swelled beneath me, became every moment more ominous and terrific. I pressed on, but in vain. The wind arose; the sea roared; and, as with the mighty shock of an earthquake, it split, and cracked with a tremendous and overwhelming sound. The work was soon finished: in a few minutes a tumultuous sea rolled between me and my enemy, and I was left drifting on a scattered piece of ice, that was continually lessening, and thus preparing for me a hideous death.

Short answer (10 points): Please answer the following question on a separate sheet of paper. Describe the original personality of Dr. Victor Frankensteins creature, and the changes that occurred to the creatures personality over the course of the novel. In coming up with an answer, you might want to address the following questions: What was the creature like when he was first born? How did he change and why did he change? What was the creature like at the end of the novel? Also, you should give examples of an incident from the novel that justifies your answer. Extra Credit (up to 5 points depending on the depth of your response!): What could Frankenstein be a metaphor for?

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