Frankenstein & the Industrial Revolution


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The author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, was a leading figure in the Romantic Movement. Which statement is true of the Romantics?

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1. In Frankenstein, how does Victor resemble the forces of the Industrial Revolution?

2. In Frankenstein, how does Victor's creation resemble the forces of the Industrial Revolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein is famous for its influence on horror and monster movies, but the novel itself has a deeper layer of meaning related to the time period in which it was written. These assessment questions will go over some crucial points about Frankenstein and its connection to the Industrial Revolution. The questions will quiz you on points such what specific characters represent and what Shelley wanted to convey with the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Characteristics of Romantic authors
  • Victor Frankenstein and the forces of the Industrial Revolution
  • Connections between industry and plot points in the novel
  • Shelley's views of the dangers of the Industrial Revolution

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you have taken from the lesson the main points about the relationship between the Industrial Revolution and Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein
  • Critical thinking - critically assess the characters and plot of Frankenstein in terms of the characteristics of the Industrial Revolution and Shelley's views on the latter
  • Making connections - draw connections between the characters in Frankenstein and some of the relevant issues of the Industrial Revolution that they represent

Additional Learning

Get more information on this subject by going over the associated lesson called Frankenstein & The Industrial Revolution. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of Mary Shelley and Frankenstein
  • The Romantic Movement
  • Victor Frankenstein and the Industrial Revolution
  • The monster and the Industrial Revolution
  • What the novel has to say about the Industrial Revolution