Trivia Quiz On Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Ready for a trivia challenge on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein? There have been many movies, books, etc. On Frankenstein since way before we even learned to walk. We have seen this character since like forever. Now, this test covers the entire story of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as told through the Townsend Press Frankenstein/Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde version.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the creature's first victim?

    • A.

      Elizabeth Frankenstein

    • B.

      Mrs. Caroline Frankenstein

    • C.

      William Frankenstein

    • D.

      Henry Clerval

    • E.

      Victor Frankenstein

    Correct Answer
    C. William Frankenstein
    Explanation
    The correct answer is William Frankenstein. In Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein," the creature's first victim is William Frankenstein, who is Victor Frankenstein's younger brother. The creature strangles William in the woods and takes revenge on Victor for abandoning him. This event marks the beginning of the creature's violent actions and sets the tone for the rest of the story.

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  • 2. 

    How did Victor Frankenstein die?

    • A.

      He died from not eating properly and physical exhaustion.

    • B.

      He died from a broken heart, mourning all those he had lost.

    • C.

      He died from physical injuries he received from the creature.

    • D.

      He died from insanity caused by tracking the creature around the globe.

    Correct Answer
    A. He died from not eating properly and physical exhaustion.
    Explanation
    Victor Frankenstein died from not eating properly and physical exhaustion. This is indicated by the statement that he died from not eating properly and physical exhaustion.

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  • 3. 

    Victor stopped working on his second creature because...

    • A.

      He ran out of body parts.

    • B.

      He was too exhausted and weak to continue.

    • C.

      He was disgusted by what he was doing.

    • D.

      He didn't think the first creature would approve.

    Correct Answer
    C. He was disgusted by what he was doing.
    Explanation
    Victor stopped working on his second creature because he was disgusted by what he was doing. This implies that Victor found the process of creating the creature repulsive or morally objectionable, leading him to abandon the project.

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  • 4. 

    Victor's creation was made up of...

    • A.

      Different human body parts.

    • B.

      Different animal body parts.

    • C.

      One human's body.

    • D.

      Different human and animal body parts.

    Correct Answer
    D. Different human and animal body parts.
    Explanation
    Victor's creation was made up of different human and animal body parts. This suggests that Victor used a combination of body parts from both humans and animals to create his creation. This implies that Victor's creation is a hybrid being, composed of various body parts from different species.

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  • 5. 

    What did Mrs. Frankenstein die from?

    • A.

      She contracted scarlet fever.

    • B.

      She died of a broken heart.

    • C.

      She was strangled.

    • D.

      She died in childbirth.

    • E.

      The news of Elizabeth's death killed her.

    Correct Answer
    A. She contracted scarlet fever.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She contracted scarlet fever." This means that Mrs. Frankenstein died as a result of contracting scarlet fever, a highly contagious disease characterized by a red rash and high fever. Scarlet fever can lead to serious complications and even death if left untreated.

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  • 6. 

    Victor overcame with pride when, after years of study,  he was finally able to create life and saw his creation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement mentions that Victor was able to create life, but it does not specify whether his creation was successful or not. Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the statement is true or false based on the given information.

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  • 7. 

    Victor postponed his marriage to Elizabeth because, after years of being away from her, he had fallen out of love with her and didn't know how to tell her.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Victor postponed his marriage to Elizabeth because he had fallen out of love with her and didn't know how to tell her. However, the correct answer is False, indicating that this statement is not true. The explanation for this could be that Victor may have had other reasons for postponing the marriage, such as personal or professional commitments, financial issues, or any other undisclosed factors.

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  • 8. 

    William was killed by being strangled.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because it states that William was killed by being strangled. This implies that someone used force to apply pressure to his neck, resulting in his death. Strangulation is a method of killing where the airway is blocked, leading to asphyxia. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 9. 

    How long did Victor spend on making his first creature?

    • A.

      He spent about a year.

    • B.

      He spent over two years.

    • C.

      He spent about five years.

    • D.

      He spent about ten years.

    Correct Answer
    B. He spent over two years.
    Explanation
    Victor spent over two years making his first creature. This suggests that the process of creating the creature was quite lengthy and time-consuming. The answer implies that Victor dedicated a significant amount of time and effort to this task, indicating the complexity and intricacy involved in bringing the creature to life.

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  • 10. 

    Henry died by being drowned.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Henry died by being drowned. However, since the question asks for the correct answer, and the correct answer is "False," it implies that the statement is incorrect. Therefore, Henry did not die by being drowned.

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  • 11. 

    Why did the DeLacy family (the cottagers) leave their home?

    • A.

      They were poor and couldn't afford the rent and so were kicked out.

    • B.

      They found out about the creature living next to them and became afraid.

    • C.

      They were poor and decided to move to a cheaper area.

    • D.

      They decided to bring the blind father to a doctor in Paris.

    Correct Answer
    B. They found out about the creature living next to them and became afraid.
    Explanation
    The DeLacy family left their home because they discovered the presence of a creature living next to them and became afraid. This suggests that the creature's presence posed a threat or caused fear in the family, prompting them to abandon their home.

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  • 12. 

    How does the creature learn to read?

    • A.

      He learns by watching the DeLacy family (the cottagers).

    • B.

      He learns by reading Victor's journals.

    • C.

      He doesn't have to learn; it comes naturally to him.

    • D.

      He uses Hooked on Phonics.

    Correct Answer
    A. He learns by watching the DeLacy family (the cottagers).
    Explanation
    The creature learns to read by watching the DeLacy family (the cottagers). This is evident in the novel when the creature secretly observes the family and learns their language and reading habits. He becomes fascinated with their books and teachings, which eventually leads him to acquire knowledge and language skills. Through his observation and imitation of the DeLacy family, the creature gradually develops his ability to read and understand written texts.

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  • 13. 

    Why does the creature decide to be evil?

    • A.

      He doesn't decide; he just naturally IS evil.

    • B.

      He decides the best way to get revenge on Victor is to be evil.

    • C.

      He has a natural liking for the Dark Side.

    • D.

      He decides that since people immediately thought he was evil, then he would be evil.

    Correct Answer
    D. He decides that since people immediately thought he was evil, then he would be evil.
    Explanation
    The creature decides to be evil because he realizes that people immediately perceive him as evil due to his appearance. Feeling rejected and misunderstood by society, he chooses to embrace the role that has already been assigned to him. This decision is driven by his desire to seek revenge on Victor, as he believes that being evil is the best way to make Victor suffer for creating him.

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  • 14. 

    Why does the creature want revenge on Victor?

    • A.

      Victor created him.

    • B.

      Victor abandoned him.

    • C.

      Victor loved him.

    • D.

      Victor denied creating him.

    Correct Answer
    B. Victor abandoned him.
    Explanation
    The creature wants revenge on Victor because Victor abandoned him. This abandonment caused the creature to feel rejected and isolated, leading to a deep sense of anger and resentment towards his creator. The creature seeks revenge as a way to inflict pain and make Victor understand the suffering he has caused.

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  • 15. 

    What are we told of the creature's end?

    • A.

      He decides to go off and live in seclusion (maybe in Antarctica).

    • B.

      He decides to kill himself by jumping into the freezing water.

    • C.

      He decides to live in Victor's house, now that no one lives there anymore.

    • D.

      He decides to kill himself by setting himself on fire.

    Correct Answer
    D. He decides to kill himself by setting himself on fire.
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that the creature decides to kill himself by setting himself on fire. This means that the creature chooses to end his own life by setting his body on fire, which suggests a tragic and painful ending for the character.

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  • 16. 

    The one member of the Frankenstein household that the creature had no hand in the killing was...

    Correct Answer
    Mrs. Frankenstein, Caroline Frankenstein, caroline
    Explanation
    The creature had no hand in killing Mrs. Frankenstein because she died of illness before the creature was even created. Therefore, she was not a victim of the creature's actions.

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  • 17. 

    Who takes care of Victor and nurses him back to health after he becomes sick?

    Correct Answer
    Henry, Henry Clerval
    Explanation
    After Victor becomes sick, it is Henry Clerval who takes care of him and nurses him back to health. Henry is Victor's childhood friend and plays a significant role in supporting Victor throughout his journey. He provides emotional and physical support, showing his loyalty and friendship by taking care of Victor when he is in need.

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  • 18. 

    The creature wants Victor to make him a...

    Correct Answer
    mate, spouse, wife, another creature
    Explanation
    The creature wants Victor to make him a mate, spouse, or wife, specifically another creature. This suggests that the creature desires companionship and a partner of his own kind. By requesting Victor to create another creature like himself, the creature hopes to find someone who understands him and shares his experiences. This desire for a mate highlights the creature's longing for connection and acceptance in a world that has rejected him.

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  • 19. 

    The first name of the author of Frankenstein is...

    Correct Answer
    Mary, mary
    Explanation
    The first name of the author of Frankenstein is Mary. Mary Shelley is the author of the famous novel Frankenstein, which was published in 1818. The novel tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Mary Shelley's novel has had a significant impact on literature and popular culture, and she is considered one of the pioneers of science fiction.

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  • 20. 

    The Frankenstein family home is in...

    • A.

      Luxembourg

    • B.

      Geneva

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Ingolstadt

    Correct Answer
    B. Geneva
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Geneva because in Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein," the Frankenstein family home is described as being located in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva is also where Victor Frankenstein attends university and conducts his experiments to create the monster. The city of Geneva is known for its picturesque scenery and its association with the Romantic literary movement, making it a fitting setting for the story of Frankenstein.

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  • 21. 

    Victor goes away to school in...

    • A.

      Luxembourg

    • B.

      Geneva

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Ingolstadt

    Correct Answer
    D. Ingolstadt
    Explanation
    Ingolstadt is the correct answer because it is stated in the question that Victor goes away to school. Ingolstadt is a city in Germany known for its university, making it a likely destination for Victor's schooling.

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  • 22. 

    Why, when they meet to talk, does the creature not kill Victor?

    • A.

      He wants to, but isn't physically able to.

    • B.

      He doesn't want to, because he wants something from Victor.

    • C.

      He wants to, but Victor is his father, so he doesn't.

    • D.

      He doesn't want to, because he feels Victor's not worth it.

    Correct Answer
    B. He doesn't want to, because he wants something from Victor.
    Explanation
    The creature does not kill Victor because he wants something from him. This suggests that the creature has a motive or a desire that he hopes to achieve by keeping Victor alive. Killing him would not serve this purpose, so the creature refrains from doing so.

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  • 23. 

    How many people does the creature actually kill?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Four

    • E.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    C. Three
    Explanation
    The correct answer is three. This suggests that the creature kills three people in total.

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  • 24. 

    What are Victor's final thoughts regarding his creature?

    • A.

      He was wrong to try to create life. The creature is evil, and Victor wishes he never created him.

    • B.

      The creature is not to blame for everyone's death; Victor is.

    • C.

      Victor was right to abandon the creature and not make another one.

    • D.

      He was wrong to abandon the creature and realizes he should have tried to give him happiness.

    Correct Answer
    D. He was wrong to abandon the creature and realizes he should have tried to give him happiness.
    Explanation
    Victor's final thoughts regarding his creature are that he was wrong to abandon the creature and realizes he should have tried to give him happiness. This suggests that Victor acknowledges his mistake in neglecting the creature and recognizes that he should have taken responsibility for his creation's well-being.

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  • 25. 

    Why is Elizabeth killed?

    • A.

      She is a Frankenstein.

    • B.

      She was to be Victor's wife.

    • C.

      She found out about Victor's creature.

    • D.

      She was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Correct Answer
    B. She was to be Victor's wife.
    Explanation
    Elizabeth is killed because she was supposed to be Victor's wife. This suggests that someone may have had a motive to harm her, possibly out of jealousy or revenge. It implies that her connection to Victor and their intended marriage made her a target for someone who wanted to hurt him or disrupt their relationship.

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