Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works


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How did the Romantic period differ from the Age of Enlightenment?

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1. What is the moral of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

2. What crucial characteristic of Romantic literature is exemplified in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The British Romantic Period led to some of the most enduring classic novels ever written. This quiz will invoke some of these works and the Romantic elements that they have.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this romantic prose quiz is to assess your ability to:

  • Understand what is and is not a characteristic of Romantic prose
  • Understand the moral of the book Frankenstein
  • Recognize what Romantic characteristic was exemplified by Ivanhoe
  • Recognize the type of plot Jane Austen novels tended to focus on
  • Recognize the element of Romanticism present in Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on Romantic prose
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider what is and is not a characteristic of Romantic prose
  • Information recall - remember what you've now learned about specific elements of notable Romantic novels
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about Frankenstein, Ivanhoe, and other Romantic literature

Additional Learning

Looking to learn more about Romanticism? The lesson Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works covers the following objectives:

  • Explain when the British Romantic Period occurred
  • Provide the characteristics of Romantic prose, with explanations
  • Summarize of the story and themes of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  • Summarize the works and themes of Sir Walter Scott
  • Summarize the works and themes of Jane Austen
  • Summarize the works and themes of the Bronte sisters