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Which of the following is NOT a theme of “The Castle of Otranto” ?

A. Unnatural forces overwhelming human endeavor
B. The rupture of the everyday by acts of violence
C. The destruction of humanity through scientific experimentation
D. The return of the past to the present

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All of the following are associated with Gothic architecture EXCEPT_______________?

A. Vaulted ceilings
B. The Middle Ages
C. Complicated floor plans
D. Neo-classicism

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In what way does the Gothic novel of the 18th century differ from the modern English novel that began to emerge in the 17th century and flourished in the 18th century ?

A. The focus on the middle and working classes
B. The consideration of the sensibilities of the protagonists
C. Plots taken from everyday life
D. The exploration of cultural taboos

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All of the following are ways Dracula represents the “monstrous Other” EXCEPT_______________?

A. Dracula as foreign invader
B. Dracula as sexual predator
C. Dracula as usurper of the British class system
D. Dracula as transgressor of God’s order

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What constitutes a “monstrous Other” in “The Yellow Wallpaper” ?

A. Cousin Henry and Julia
B. Reading
C. Writing
D. John

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Which of the following best describes how the novel “Frankenstein” is understood by critics ?

A. As a commentary on Victorian England
B. As an apolitical horror story
C. As a novel ghostwritten by Perce Shelley
D. As an exploration on the effects of science on humanity

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For what historical event did the Gothic serve as a metaphor ?

A. The American Revolution
B. The French Revolution
C. The Battle of Waterloo
D. The Industrial Revolution

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What literary convention is used pervasively in “The Mysteries of Udolpho” ?

A. Satire
B. First-person narration
C. Realism
D. The uncanny doubling of characters

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Why is the concept of the sublime important in Gothic literature ?

A. It leads the reader to overlook the beauty of nature.
B. It reminds readers of their civic duties.
C. It causes an experience of elestasis, or transport.
D. It creates a sense of contentment.

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How did the term “Gothic” become associated with the literary phenomenon known as the Gothic novel ?

A. The excessive violence found in the Gothic novel
B. The barbarians that populate the Gothic novel
C. The use of the word in the subtitle of Walpole’s novel
D. The style of architecture found in the Gothic novel