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Frankenstein AP Multiple Choice Sample Create by C. Hayashi But Paradise Lost excited different and far deeper emotions.

I read it, as I had read the other volumes which had fallen into my hands, as a true history. It moved every feeling of wonder and awe, that the picture of an omnipotent God warring with his creatures was capable of exciting. I often referred the several situations, as their similarity struck me, to my own. Like Adam, I was apparently united by no link to any other being in existence; but his state was far different from mine in every other respect. He had come forth from the hands of God a perfect creature, happy and prosperous, guarded by the especial care of his Creator; he was allowed to converse with and acquire knowledge from beings of a superior nature: but I was wretched, helpless, and lone. Many times I considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition; for often, like him, when I viewed the bliss of my protectors, the bitter gall of envy rose within me. (Shelly 92) 1. In the excerpt, the author uses which of the following rhetorical strategies? a. Metaphor b. Assonance c. Colloquialism d. Juxtaposition e. Anaphora 2. The reason for the shift in tone is due to . a. The creatures reflection on his sad essence b. The creatures contempt for families c. The creatures fondness of books d. Frankensteins guilt and separation from society e. Frankensteins religiosity 3. The initial tone of the piece is one of a. Jealousy b. Self-pity c. Intrigue d. Indifference e. Mystery 4. The speakers mention of Adams perfection is appropriate to the development of his argument because a. It starkly contrasts from the creatures character b. It starkly contrasts from Frankensteins iniquity c. It shows that God only made Adam perfect while everyone else suffered d. It exalts God as the ultimate creator e. Frankenstein had hoped to create a perfect being 5. The authors contrasts Adams ability to communicate and the speakers bitterness towards his neighbors interaction in order to a. Show Frankensteins misanthropy b. Show Frankensteins desire to go back to the loving family life he once had c. Show that creations of god are better than those with likeness to Satan d. Show the creatures desire to associate with people e. Show the divinity and omnipotence of God

Answer Key: 1. (D) The author juxtaposes Adam and the creature to highlight their difference in conception, ability to interact with others, and natures. There is no metaphor, assonance, colloquialism, or anaphors 2. (A) Once the creature starts comparing himself to Adam, he switches his tone. He looks at himself as a descendant of Satan, abhorred and hopeless. He has no contempt for families, but he envies their love and wishes to have some of their happiness. The initial tone relates to his attraction to literature, but the second tone does not. Frankenstein is not speaking. 3. (C) The creature longs to communicate and is at least able to read. With the statement of the creature being moved by what he reads and the usage of the words wonder, awe, and exciting, the reader can infer that the creature is fascinated by literature. Jealousy and self-pity are evident in the second tone, while indifference and mystery are rather unsuitable. 4. The creature uses Adam to compare himself to him and note his own likeness to Satan, perverted birth, and lack of intimate interaction. The creature did not actually exalt God, and his argument has to do with his suffering associated with his creation by Victor Frankenstein, not God. Frankenstein is not speaking. 5. (E) The authors purpose of this passage is to underline the differences in interaction with others and natures of the creature and of Adam because of their contrasting creators. Shelley is not focusing on Frankenstein in this passage and has no religious lesson to teach. The creature is jealous of Adam and all people that can love and communicate with each other; he does not necessarily hate them. His true misanthropy begins after he is shunned by DeLaceys family and this passage precedes that event.