Knowledge in Frankenstein


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In what era is Frankenstein set?

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1. In Frankenstein, what kind of studies does Victor enjoy as a youth?

2. In Frankenstein, what drives Victor's pursuit of knowledge?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning tools will ask you about the role that knowledge plays in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. You'll be asked questions about Victor Frankenstein's pursuit of knowledge and the consequences of his brilliance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Know the era that Frankenstein is set in
  • Recall the subject that Victor liked to study as a youth
  • Understand Victor's drive to learn
  • Determine what Victor realizes when his monster comes to life
  • Assess what the novel suggests about knowledge

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you apply the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on knowledge in Frankenstein
  • Information recall - access information you've gained about the nature of Victor's pursuit of knowledge
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Frankenstein to determine what the novel suggests about knowledge

Additional Learning

To learn more about the concept of knowledge in this novel, read the related lesson entitled Knowledge in Frankenstein. The lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Know the year that Frankenstein was published
  • Define alchemist
  • Understand how Victor treats his creation