Frankenstein Letters 1-4 Quiz

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Frankenstein Letters 1-4 Quiz - Quiz

This quiz covers the letters that begin the frame narrative of this novel.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does Robert Walton hope to accomplish on his voyage?

    • A.

      He wants to tour the North Pole.

    • B.

      He wants to become a Navy Admiral.

    • C.

      Walton wants to visit a part of the world he has never been to before and discover a passage through the arctic.

    • D.

      He wants to conduct scientific experiments on penguins.

    Correct Answer
    C. Walton wants to visit a part of the world he has never been to before and discover a passage through the arctic.
    Explanation
    Robert Walton hopes to accomplish on his voyage is to visit a part of the world he has never been to before and discover a passage through the arctic.

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  • 2. 

    How did Walton prepare himself for the expedition?

    • A.

      Walton prepared by going without food and sleep. He also endured cold temperatures. He worked on whaling ships during the day, and then studied all night.

    • B.

      He took an intensive class on sailing.

    • C.

      He worked out constantly until he felt like the perfect physical specimen.

    • D.

      He took his cue from hibernating bears and ate as much as he could for the winter.

    Correct Answer
    A. Walton prepared by going without food and sleep. He also endured cold temperatures. He worked on whaling ships during the day, and then studied all night.
    Explanation
    Walton prepared himself for the expedition by subjecting himself to extreme conditions and sacrificing his basic needs. He went without food and sleep, enduring cold temperatures to toughen himself up. Additionally, he worked on whaling ships during the day, gaining practical experience, and studied all night to enhance his knowledge and skills. This rigorous preparation demonstrates his determination and commitment to the expedition.

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  • 3. 

    Why did Walton feel so lonely aboard his ship?

    • A.

      He longed for the company of a woman, rather than being surrounded by men.

    • B.

      Everyone spoke French, but he could only speak English.

    • C.

      His shipmates were crude, and not ideal candidates for friends.

    • D.

      He was intimidated by his crew, and viewed them as his intellectual superiors.

    Correct Answer
    C. His shipmates were crude, and not ideal candidates for friends.
    Explanation
    Walton felt lonely aboard his ship because his shipmates were crude and not ideal candidates for friends. This suggests that the people he was surrounded by were not compatible with him in terms of their behavior and personality. They might have had different values and interests, making it difficult for Walton to connect with them and form meaningful friendships. This lack of suitable companionship contributed to his feelings of loneliness during his time on the ship.

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  • 4. 

    How old is Robert Walton?

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      32

    • C.

      21

    • D.

      28

    Correct Answer
    D. 28
    Explanation
    Based on the given options, the correct answer is 28. This implies that Robert Walton is 28 years old.

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  • 5. 

    When he says he is preparing to depart for the "land of mist and snow" what piece of Romantic fiction is Robert Walton alluding to?

    • A.

      The Lady or the Tiger

    • B.

      The Tyger and The Lamb

    • C.

      The Rhyme of the Old Midshipman

    • D.

      The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    Correct Answer
    D. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    Explanation
    Robert Walton is alluding to "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" when he says he is preparing to depart for the "land of mist and snow." This is because "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is a famous poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which tells the story of a mariner who embarks on a perilous journey through icy waters. The poem is known for its vivid descriptions of the harsh and mysterious landscape, which is often referred to as the "land of mist and snow."

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  • 6. 

    When Walton saw the mysterious sledge in the distance, what stood out about it?

    • A.

      The large size of the driver.

    • B.

      The large number of dogs pulling it.

    • C.

      The lack of luggage on the sledge.

    • D.

      It was moving extremely slow.

    Correct Answer
    A. The large size of the driver.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the large size of the driver. This suggests that the driver of the sledge was noticeably bigger than expected, which could make him stand out from a distance. The other options - the large number of dogs pulling it, the lack of luggage on the sledge, and it moving extremely slow - do not specifically mention anything about the driver's size.

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  • 7. 

    How does Walton describe his expedition when his new passenger asks about the ship’s destination?

    • A.

      Walton tells than man he is hoping to find gold.

    • B.

      Walton tells the man he believes he will discover a new source of sustainable energy.

    • C.

      Walton tells the man he is on a “voyage of discovery towards the northern pole.”

    • D.

      Walton tells the man he is searching for "the secret of ice."

    Correct Answer
    C. Walton tells the man he is on a “voyage of discovery towards the northern pole.”
    Explanation
    Walton describes his expedition as a "voyage of discovery towards the northern pole" when his new passenger asks about the ship's destination.

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  • 8. 

    How does Walton ultimately feel about the man he rescues?

    • A.

      Walton is jealous of his handsome good looks.

    • B.

      Walton says he loves him like a brother, and feels sympathy and compassion for him.

    • C.

      Walton feels the man is an idiot for getting stranded on the ice.

    • D.

      Walton feels burdened by the man because he will be one more mouth to feed.

    Correct Answer
    B. Walton says he loves him like a brother, and feels sympathy and compassion for him.
    Explanation
    Walton's statement that he loves the man like a brother and feels sympathy and compassion for him suggests that he has a positive and caring attitude towards the man he rescues. This indicates that Walton has developed a deep emotional connection and a sense of responsibility towards the man, rather than feeling negative emotions such as jealousy or burdened by his presence.

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  • 9. 

    Why is the man Walton rescues traveling alone on the ice?

    • A.

      The man says, "To flee from one who is seeking me."

    • B.

      The man says, "To outpace one who is racing me."

    • C.

      The man says, “To seek one who fled from me.”

    • D.

      The man says, "To seek one to accompany me."

    Correct Answer
    C. The man says, “To seek one who fled from me.”
    Explanation
    The man Walton rescues is traveling alone on the ice because he is trying to find someone who has fled from him.

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  • 10. 

    How does the man respond when Walton tells him that one man's life or death is a small price to pay for accomplishing his goal?

    • A.

      Happy man, do you not share my visions?

    • B.

      Unhappy man, do you not long for riches?

    • C.

      Happy man, do you not seek out fortune?

    • D.

      Unhappy man, do you not share my madness?

    Correct Answer
    D. Unhappy man, do you not share my madness?
    Explanation
    The man responds with "Unhappy man, do you not share my madness?" because he is questioning whether the other man understands or relates to his intense desire and obsession to accomplish his goal. The use of the word "madness" suggests that the man's determination may be seen as irrational or extreme by others, but he is seeking validation from the other person, hoping that they also have a similar level of commitment to their own ambitions.

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