The English Novel Comes of Age

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Question 1
Which of the following authors may have had the greatest influence on 19th century literature as he or she was both a famous poet and then went on to write important historical novels?

Jane Austen
Sir Walter Scott
Robert Burns
Question 2
Which of the following was NOT a type of English fiction typical of the early 19th century?

Gothic Novel
Novel of Manners
Historical Novel
Science fiction Novel
Question 3
Which American author was known as 'The American Scott' as he wrote Histories on trappers, explorers and Native Americans on the American frontier?

James Fenimore Cooper
Robert Burns
Sir Walter Scott
Question 4
Among the female novelists, who could be considered the first female English novelist?

Anne Radcliffe (1764-1823)
Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855)
Question 5
What do we consider today to be the epitome of the early Gothic novel ? And was its author ?

A Sicilian Romance (1790)
The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)
Romance of the Forest (1791)
Anne Brontë
Jane Austen
Anne Radcliffe
Question 6
Which early female novelist could be seen as the forerunner or precursor to science fiction?

Mary Shelley
Emily Brontë
Anne Radcliffe
Question 7
Which of the following was Jane Austen's most mature work, both in terms of her character and of her writing style?

Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Emma (1816)
Question 8
Which work by Jane Austen was a satire of gothic novels and of women who read too many of them?

Emma (1816)
Northanger Abbey (1818)
Persuasion (1818)
Question 9
Which novel by Jane Austen took a different trajectory, starting with a woman who is rich, independent and self- confident, and who will be brought down off of her pedestal?

Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Northanger Abbey (1818)
Emma (1816)
Question 10
Which early 19th-century author wrote an emotional, ill-fated romance about Heathcliff and Catherine, a violent clash of two views on love and faithfulness, two principles and two classes?

Charlotte Brontë
Emily Brontë
Anne Brontë
Question 11
Who wrote a novel that combined the gothic novel and the novel of manners, on a woman who is adopted into a cruel family and falls in love with her brooding master?

Charlotte Brontë
Emily Brontë
Anne Brontë
Question 12
Which of the following authors wrote the most feminist novel of the early 19th century, on marital betrayal and mistreatment of women?

Charlotte Brontë
Emily Brontë
Anne Brontë

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