MCQs on Gothic Novel In Romantic Age

MCQs on Gothic Novel In Romantic Age

Gothic Novel In Romantic Age

The great novelists of the Romantic Age are Jane Austen and Scott, but before them there appeared some novelists who came under the spell of medievalism and wrote novels ofterror’ or the ‘Gothic novels’. Gothic novel, also referred to as Gothic horror, is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. The origin of this type of fiction can be ascribed to Horace Walpole’s (1717-97) The Castle of Otranto (1746). Here the story is set in medieval Italy and it includes a gigantic helmet that can strike dead its victims, tyrants, supernatural intrusions, mysteries and secrets. There were a number of imitators of such a type of novel during the Eighteenth century as well as in the Romantic Age. All the MCQs on “Gothic Novel In Romantic Age” Multiple Choice Questions are published according to the new study syllabus for the academic year 2021-22.

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Gothic Novel In Romantic Age MCQs [Questions and Answers]

Frankenstein Gothic Novel:

Q1. A Gothic novel ‘Frankenstein’ is written by whom in the Romantic Period to define Gothic fiction?

  1. Mathew Lewis
  2. Mary Shelley
  3. Charlotte Bronte

Answer: b


Q2. Which Gothic novel has been called the first science fiction novel?

  1. Vathek, (1786)
  2. The Castle of Otranto (1765)
  3. Frankenstein

Answer: c


Q3. The father of Mary Shelley was:

  1. William Godwin
  2. Lord Byron
  3. Charles Maturin

Answer: a


Q4. Whose philosophical ideas were much adopted by Mary Shelley?

  1. Her friend
  2. Her father
  3. Her husband

Answer: b


Q5. In ‘Frankenstein’, who concluded that: man’s obsession with perfection can ultimately end in ruin?

  1. Mary Shelley
  2. Percy Bysshe Shelley
  3. William Godwin

Answer: a


Q6. The publication of which Charles Maturin Gothic novel, for which some critics have called the Classic Gothic novel and for others marks the end of the true Gothic novel?

  1. Frankenstein
  2. Melmoth the Wanderer (1820)
  3. Both a and b

Answer: b


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Q7. Before his death Charles Maturin produced which novel, a novel planned as the first of a projected trilogy of historical romances?

  1. Melmoth the Wanderer (1820)
  2. The Albigenses (1824)
  3. None

Answer: b


Q8. The most famous parody of the Gothic in the novel “Northanger Abbey” (1818), is written by:

  1. Jane Austen
  2. Emily Bronte
  3. Eliza Parsons

Answer: a


Q9. Whose novel is valuable for including a list of early Gothic works since known as the Northanger Horrid Novels?

  1. Peter Will
  2. Eliza Parsons
  3. Jane Austen

Answer: c


Q10. ‘Clermont’ an early Gothic fiction, is written by:

  1. Charlotte Bronte
  2. Regina Maria Roche
  3. Matthew Lewis

Answer: b


Q11. ‘The Midnight Bell’, an early Gothic novel is written by:

  1. Francis Lathom
  2. Emily Bronte
  3. Matthew Lewis

Answer: a


Q12. Another  example of Gothic Parody by Eaton Stannard Barrett is:

  1. The Midnight Bell
  2. The Heroine
  3. Northanger Abbey

Answer: b


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Q13. Who was a fatuous female protagonist with a history of novel-reading, fancies herself as the heroine of a Gothic romance?

  1. Mary Shelley
  2. Cherry Wilkinson
  3. Jane Austen

Answer: b

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