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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. After William’s death, how long does Victor remain in Lausanne to calm his tumultuous emotions?

2. Who was Beaufort?

3. To where did the creature flee when he first left Frankenstein’s rooms after his awakening?

4. Growing up, what did Henry desire to learn above all else?

5. Who eventually found William’s murdered body?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Where is the creature when Victor takes his friend back to his rooms in Chapter 5? How does Victor feel about this?

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

5. Why is Caroline warned against nursing Elizabeth as she suffers scarlet fever?

6. What aspect of the creature did Victor forget to take into consideration while planning and executing his project?

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

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

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

10. Where does Caroline first meet Elizabeth? Why does Caroline offer to take the child in?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Victor’s relationship with Henry Clerval. How did the two meet? How does Henry come to Victor’s rescue the morning after the creature’s animation? Why does Henry travel with Victor to London? What impact does Henry’s murder have on Victor, both as a friend and as the accused killer?

Essay Topic 2

Why is Justine arrested? Is she guilty or innocent of her accused crime? Why doesn’t Victor stand up for Justine in court? Why doesn’t the judge overturn her conviction when he learns that Justine was tortured into confessing? Why is her execution significant?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Victor’s second creature. Why does Victor create a second creature? How does he feel about this creation? Why does he destroy the second creature when it is near complete? What does this decision tell the reader about Victor as a creator?

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