Gothic Fiction: Definition, Characteristics & Authors


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Gothic fiction began in the

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1. The term Gothic was first used as a

2. Gothic fiction combined which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its associated worksheet will help you assess your understanding of the history and characteristics of Gothic fiction. Some of the things you will be quizzed on include when Gothic fiction was introduced and prominent Gothic fiction authors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following:

  • When Gothic fiction began
  • How the term Gothic was first used
  • What other genre Gothic combined with and what it contributed
  • Gothic authors discussed in the lesson

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Gothic fiction
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Gothic fiction in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Gothic authors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of Gothic fiction

Additional Learning

To learn more about this genre of literature, review the corresponding lesson on Gothic Fiction Characteristics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define Gothic fiction
  • Discuss characteristics of the genre
  • Learn about Gothic authors