Inspirations for Wuthering Heights


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Which location in Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights is thought to have been inspired by Shibden Hall, a grand house in the middle of a massive park?

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1. Which of the following is not a typical element of the Gothic novel seen in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights?

2. Elements of Gothic fiction and a Byronic hero are present in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and which novel by her sister Charlotte?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can test your knowledge of Wuthering Heights and its influences with this worksheet and quiz. Topics on the quiz include Shibden Hall and the characteristics of a Gothic novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you can complete the following:

  • Name the novel by Emily Bronte's sister which closely resembles this one
  • Identify the poet who invented the Byronic hero
  • Determine a novel that was the first Gothic fiction book

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on influences of Wuthering Heights
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Shibden Hall
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Gothic fiction

Additional Learning

You can learn additional information about the influences of Emily Bronte's only novel with the lesson entitled Inspirations for Wuthering Heights. Use these study points as a reference:

  • Understand why the novel shocked Victorian England
  • Define Byronic hero
  • Identify what a Gothic novel is