Frankenstein Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Victor respond when he sees his creature?

2. Where does the creature take Victor at the end of Chapter 10?

3. What name does Victor call Elizabeth by?

4. Who eventually found William’s murdered body?

5. At what age did Victor’s parents decide he should go to university?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Robert Walton decide to write down Victor’s story for his sister?

2. Aside from the first few moments with Victor, what was the creature’s first experience with humans?

3. Why does Victor decide to take a trip to the Chamounix Valley?

4. Where was Victor Frankenstein found? What reason does he give for being there?

5. Who finds Victor after he flees his rooms? Why is this person concerned about Victor?

6. How does Victor treat the creature when it approaches him in Chapter 10?

7. Why is Robert Walton in Russia, and what does he plan to do there?

8. Who encourages Victor to continue in his study of philosophy? To what does this lead?

9. Why does Victor flee his rooms in Chapter 5?

10. What is thought to be the motive for William’s murder? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Shelley express the theme of loneliness throughout the novel? Choose two scenes that express the theme and describe them here. What message is Shelley sending about the effects of loneliness through the character of the creature? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Victor Frankenstein’s character motivations. Why does Shelley describe Victor’s childhood in such detail at the beginning of the book? How does this history inform his motivation? What impact does this knowledge have on the reader’s understanding of Victor’s motivations in creating his creature?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the creature and Victor. Victor says in the beginning that he made the creature in his own image. What does he mean by this? How are they alike? How are they different? Why does Victor abandon his creation? What does this say about Victor’s relationship with himself? Why does the creature continuously seek out his creator only to torture him?

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