Ann Radcliffe and Gothic Literature


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All of the following are important elements of Gothic literature, EXCEPT _____.

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1. Which of the following is the most likely setting for a Gothic novel, and why?

2. Which Radcliffe character is said to delight in 'the difficulties and tempests of life, which wreck the happiness of others'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gothic literature is a literary genre characterized by an incredibly heavy and complex arrangement of narrative tropes, themes and motifs, all of which made Ann Radcliffe's gripping novels iconic works. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how Radcliffe became the Gothic standard.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Elements of Gothic literature
  • Characters in Radcliffe novels
  • The term 'explained supernatural'
  • Novels by Ann Radcliffe

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Radcliffe and Gothic literature
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, including the explained supernatural
  • Making connections - correlate your knowledge of Radcliffe's works to your understanding of what makes a work Gothic
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Gothic aspects of Radcliffe's work

Additional Learning

To learn more about Ann Radcliffe and her contributions to Gothic literature, review the accompanying lesson called Ann Radcliffe and Gothic Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Covers Ann Radcliffe's catalog of major works
  • Explains core elements in Radcliffe's works
  • Explains what makes literature Gothic
  • Details key tropes, themes and motifs in Gothic literature