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Final Test
Match each character’s name to their description:

1. Victor Frankenstein abandonment compel him to

seek revenge against his
B. The Artic seafarer to whom
2. Elizabeth Lavenza Victor is relating his story. He
relates Victor’s tale to his sister,
Margaret Saville, in England.
C. Victor’s childhood friend. His
3. Justine Moritz cheerfulness counters Victor’s
D. She is raised as Victor’s cousin,
they later marry. She embodies
4. Henry Clerval the novel’s motif of passive
women, as she waits patiently
for Victor’s attention.
E. Her death is the original reason
5. The Monster Victor decides to study how to
reanimate matter and
eventually to stop death
6. Caroline Beaufort F. The Monster learns to speak
and read partly because of this
woman’s education in the same
7. Robert Walton G. His death is the first of many in
the novel; he is the adorable
and much beloved youngest son
of the Frankenstein family.
8. William Frankenstein H. A young girl adopted into the
Frankenstein household. She is
executed for a crime that she
did not commit.
9. Safie I. The protagonist of the novel, he
changes from a naïve young
man fascinated by science into
A. The hideous creation of our a revenge-driven man who is
protagonist. He is intelligent determined to destroy his
and sensitive, but his feelings of creation.

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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


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

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
35.Dangerous Knowledge:

36.Sublime Nature:


Write 2-3 sentences explaining how these motifs are present in the
38.Passive Women:


Write 2-3 sentences explaining how this symbol is present in the

40. Light/Fire:

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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

4. Why might it be construed as "poetic justice" (of an infernal sort)

that Victor Frankenstein's worst catastrophe comes just after he is

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?