When Did Mary Shelley Write Frankenstein? - Historical Context


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Why is Mary Shelley's mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, remembered today?

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1. Mary Shelley published Frankenstein in what year?

2. A Romantic thinker would probably see which of the following as an authentic aesthetic experience?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, when she was only 18 years old! Use these learning tools to fully understand the historical context behind the novel, Shelley's literary influences and the themes she explored in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These interactive practice questions will quiz you on the following:

  • The legacy of Mary Shelley's mother
  • On what year Shelley published Frankenstein
  • What novel's connection to Romanticism is
  • Why Shelley referenced Prometheus in the novel's title

Skills Practiced

This quiz will test you on the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Romantic literature to answer questions about Frankenstein
  • Reading comprehension - be sure to draw most important information from the related lesson on Frankenstein's historical context
  • Making connections - understand how the themes found in Frankenstein complement Romantic ideas

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, read the accompanying lesson, When Did Mary Shelley Write Frankenstein? - Historical Context. The lesson explores the following topics:

  • Understand how Romanticism influenced Shelley and the effect it had on Frankenstein
  • Learn about Shelley's famous family and literary friends
  • Discover the themes explored in Frankenstein