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Frankenstein Final Test
Match each character’s name to their description:
1. Victor Frankenstein B. 2. Elizabeth Lavenza C. 3. Justine Moritz D. 4. Henry Clerval E. 5. The Monster abandonment compel him to seek revenge against his creator. The Artic seafarer to whom Victor is relating his story. He relates Victor’s tale to his sister, Margaret Saville, in England. Victor’s childhood friend. His cheerfulness counters Victor’s moroseness. She is raised as Victor’s cousin, they later marry. She embodies the novel’s motif of passive women, as she waits patiently for Victor’s attention. Her death is the original reason Victor decides to study how to reanimate matter and eventually to stop death altogether. The Monster learns to speak and read partly because of this woman’s education in the same subjects. His death is the first of many in the novel; he is the adorable and much beloved youngest son of the Frankenstein family. A young girl adopted into the Frankenstein household. She is executed for a crime that she did not commit. The protagonist of the novel, he changes from a naïve young man fascinated by science into a revenge-driven man who is determined to destroy his creation.

6. Caroline Beaufort


7. Robert Walton


8. William Frankenstein


9. Safie A. The hideous creation of our protagonist. He is intelligent and sensitive, but his feelings of



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Mark which characters are ALIVE and which characters are DEAD by the end of the novel: 10.Elizabeth Lavenza 11.Victor Frankenstein 12.Frankenstein’s monster 13.William Frankenstein 14.Earnest Frankenstein 15.Robert Walton 16.Henry Clerval 17.Justine Mortiz 18.Caroline Beaufort 19.Agatha de Lacey Short Answer Questions; answer each question with two to three sentences: 20.Who is writing Victor Frankenstein’s story and why? 21.What happens when Victor sees an oak tree destroyed by lightning? What then does Victor begin to study? 22.Victor feels that if he is able to bestow animation upon lifeless matter, what else may he someday be able to accomplish? 23.Victor states, “If our impulses were confined to hunger, thirst, and desire, we might be nearly free” (pg. 111). What point is Victor trying to make?

24. The symbol of FIRE is introduced in ch. III (pg 119)—what are the two
opposite effects that fire can produce and what might fire symbolize? 25.After he learns that he has been exacerbating the poverty of the De Lacey family, what important lesson does the Monster learn? 26.The monster learns an important lesson in Chapter V about human nature as he learns about history. What is this lesson (pg. 139)?


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27.As the monster becomes self-aware, his sorrow increases with knowledge (pg. 140). How does this compare/contrast to Victor’s desire from question #5?

28. What two characters from Paradise Lost does the monster compare
himself to in Chapter VII? Why might he compare himself to these two? 29.What might be symbolic about what the monster does to the De Lacey cottage once they have departed? 30.Volume III has plenty of examples of foreshadowing—list one example from the text below and include a quote: 31.What are the reasons that Victor decides to destroy his female creation? List at least four: 32.When Victor believes that he is about to die while floating aimlessly in the ocean, he states: “How mutable are our feelings, and how strange is that clinging love we have of life even in the excess of misery!” (pg. 212) What deeper meaning might this quote hold, for both Victor and the monster? 33.Shelley writes of the peaceful and calm landscape at the end of ch. III— why does she write about the landscape and the feelings that it evokes in such detail? What might she be attempting to do to the reader? 34.Victor states that following the death of Elizabeth, “mine has been a tale of horrors; I have reached their acme…” (pg. 244). Why do you think that the death of Elizabeth is the climax of the novel? Write 2-3 sentences explaining how these themes are present in the novel: 35.Dangerous Knowledge: 36.Sublime Nature: 37.Life/Death: Write 2-3 sentences explaining how these motifs are present in the novel: 38.Passive Women: 39.Abortion: Write 2-3 sentences explaining how this symbol is present in the novel: 40. Light/Fire:


DO NOT WRITE ON THIS TEST! You may use your book. Please do not talk to your neighbor. Raise your hand if you have any questions. Exposition Questions; choose at least TWO of the following questions to answer in a grammatically correct paragraph. Your answer should include examples from the text: 1. What powers does the text attribute to nature with regard to human happiness? Follow the fluctuations in Victor's relationship to and interpretations of his natural environment: 2. Trace the "light" imagery—what are the connotations of "light" at various points in the book? 3. Why can't ordinary humans accept the Monster’s appearance? What does this inability imply about the basis of human community? In other words, why so much emphasis on physical similarity or dissimilarity? 4. Why might it be construed as "poetic justice" (of an infernal sort) that Victor Frankenstein's worst catastrophe comes just after he is married? 5. Discuss the final usage made of fire and the natural setting. Why is it significant that the Monster decides to destroy himself? Why is it appropriate that he will do this when he reaches the North Pole?


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