Wuthering Heights Cultural Context


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Emily Bronte, author of Wuthering Heights, was part of an extremely talented family that also included Charlotte Bronte, author of what classic novel?

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1. When it was first published in 1847, who was the credited author of Wuthering Heights?

2. Both Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre contain spooky, isolated locations and hints of supernatural occurences, placing them in what popular genre of 19th-century novels?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of the cultural context of Wuthering Heights and its publication. Topics on the quiz include Charlotte Bronte's novel and the original pen name of the author of Wuthering Heights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of these study assessments are as follows:

  • Identify the genre of the Bronte sisters' books
  • Recognize what is known as the time period of British history when the book was published
  • Determine the most popular form of writing during that time period

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Emily and Charlotte Bronte
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when the book was first published
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about British history

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the Bronte sisters with the lesson entitled Wuthering Heights Cultural Context. Use the following as study objectives:

  • Understand why the book was shocking
  • Analyze the lives of the Bronte sisters
  • Assess the culture of the time period