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Gothic Novels: Characteristics & Examples

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The Gothic novel rose to popularity in which century?

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1. The Gothic genre emerged in part as a response to advanced exploration and study in which field?

2. Which of the following is not a common characteristic of the Gothic novel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gothic novels are filled with mystery, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the genre's characteristics and popularity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Common characteristics of a Gothic novel
  • Gothic authors
  • Message Emily Bronte leaves readers with in Wuthering Heights
  • Response in which the Gothic genre emerged
  • Century in which the Gothic novel rose to popularity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding famous Gothic novelists
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to identify the era that witnessed the popular rise of the Gothic novel

Additional Learning

To learn more about Gothic novels, review the corresponding lesson titled Gothic Novels: Characteristics & Examples. The lesson accomplishes the following objectives:

  • Introduces the background and origin of Gothic novels
  • Provides Gothic novel characteristics and examples of characteristics
  • Defines the relationship between the Gothic novel and supernatural events
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