QUESTION 1

  1. True/False: Dorian is genuinely sad to hear of Sibyl’s death and feels remorseful once he receives the news.

     
     

10 points   

QUESTION 2

  1. Which of the following is the aesthetic concerned with?
    A.
    Beauty
    B.
    Emotion
    C.
    Sensation
    D.
    Pleasure
    E.
    Art
    F.
    All of the above
    G.
    None of the above

10 points   

QUESTION 3

  1. When Henry wonders how Dorian will die, it is an example of:
    A.
    Suspense
    B.
    Horror
    C.
    Sublime
    D.
    Aesthetic
    E.
    Foreshadow
    F.
    Uncanny

10 points   

QUESTION 4

  1. Which of the following is most true about the reception of Dorian Gray after it is first published?
    A.
    It was translated into several languages, which was rare for its time.
    B.
    It was considered to be vulgar, and many called for Wilde to be imprisoned.
    C.
    It was believed to have been an old Italian text recently translated by Wilde, and was therefore highly praised.
    D.
    It causes a sensation in the press, earning highly favorable reviews.

10 points   

QUESTION 5

  1. Which of the following is a sign that we are reading a morality tale? Check all FOUR that apply.
    A.
    Forces of good and evil working against the protagonist
    B.
    No lesson, but there’s good and evil
    C.
    The soul struggling towards salvation
    D.
    Someone who seems evil but isn’t deep down
    E.
    The protagonist representing humanity as a whole
    F.
    A moral lesson
    G.
    No good and evil, but there’s a lesson
    H.
    Isolation

20 points   

QUESTION 6

  1. Which of the following is another alias of Carmilla? Check all THREE that apply.
    A.
    Countess Karnstein
    B.
    Ianthe
    C.
    Millarca
    D.
    Laura
    E.
    Mircalla

10 points   

QUESTION 7

  1. Many of the protagonists of vampire novels have love interests besides the vampire. Match each protagonist to his/her love interest.
    Jonathan
    Aubrey
    Unknown narrator
    Carmilla
    A.
    No love interest specified
    B.
    Ianthe
    C.
    Mina

10 points   

QUESTION 8

  1. There is a specific vampire mentioned in Kipling’s poem, “The Vampire.”

     
     

10 points   

QUESTION 9

  1. True/False: Dorian stabs the painting because he is trying to silence his conscience.

     
     

10 points   

QUESTION 10

  1. Many vampire stories feature a protagonist and their relationship with a vampire. Match the protagonists with their vampire counterparts.
    Aubrey
    Unnamed narrator
    Laura
    Jonathan
    A.
    Lord Ruthven
    B.
    Countess Karnstein
    C.
    Dracula
    D.
    Darvell

10 points   

QUESTION 11

  1. At any point in the novel, what makes Dorian decide to be good again?
    A.
    His painting (and therefore soul) becomes ugly, and he thinks he can make it beautiful again.
    B.
    He misses Sibyl and regrets leaving her.
    C.
    He misses his old friend Basil and realizes he made a big mistake.
    D.
    He wants to atone for his sins and find salvation, which is why he stabs the painting.

10 points   

QUESTION 12

  1. Which is considered to be the first published vampire story?
    “A Fragment” by Lord Byron
    Dracula by Bram Stoker

10 points   

QUESTION 13

  1. Which of the following people is Dorian likely responsible for ruining in the novel?
    A.
    Sibyl Vane
    B.
    Henry Wotton
    C.
    Gladys
    D.
    Lord Fermor
    E.
    James Vane
    F.
    Lord Radley
    G.
    Basil Hallward
    H.
    Alan Campbell
    I.
    A beggar woman
    J.
    Adrian Singleton

30 points   

QUESTION 14

  1. Who called Lord Byron “Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know”?
    A.
    B.
    C.
    Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein
    D.
    Lady Caroline Lamb, spurned lover
    E.
    Annabella, wife

10 points   

QUESTION 15

  1. Why does Dorian break up with Sibyl?
    A.
    Because she acts badly in the play
    B.
    Because Henry tells him to
    C.
    Because he’s interested in someone else
    D.
    Because she isn’t wealthy

10 points   

QUESTION 16

  1. Who first says beauty is to be valued above all else?
    A.
    Henry
    B.
    Basil
    C.
    Dorian
    D.
    James

10 points   

QUESTION 17

  1. Stoker’s Dracula is the first vampire story to establish a lot of the characteristics of vampires as we know them today, including fangs, sexuality, and aristocracy.

     
     

10 points   

QUESTION 18

  1. Define “uncanny.”
    A.
    Mysterious and unsettling
    B.
    Unsettling and strange
    C.
    Horror and beauty
    D.
    Fantasy and suspicion
    E.
    Strange and familiar

10 points   

QUESTION 19

  1. Which of the following cultural fears do you find in these early vampire stories?
    A.
    Fear of homosexuality
    B.
    Fear of women having sexuality
    C.
    Fear of foreign places
    D.
    Fear of virtue being corrupted
    E.
    A and B
    F.
    All of the above

10 points   

QUESTION 20

  1. Which of the following are true about Lord Byron? Check all THREE that apply.
    A.
    He had several illegitimate children, one of which may have been by his half sister
    B.
    He was a member of parliament
    C.
    He was married to Mary Shelley’s step sister, Claire Clairmont
    D.
    He was bisexual
    E.
    He exiled himself from England after getting a bad reputation
    F.
    He had a happy marriage with Annabella

15 points   

QUESTION 21

  1. True/False: Henry follows his own advice and philosophy throughout the novel.

     
     

10 points   

QUESTION 22

  1. Vampires in these early stories tend to be antagonists

     
     

10 points   

QUESTION 23

  1. Which of the following do romanticists value? Check all SIX that apply.
    A.
    Connection between people
    B.
    Individualism
    C.
    Nature
    D.
    Emotion, horror, and awe
    E.
    Industrial revolution
    F.
    Education
    G.
    Isolation
    H.
    Science
    I.
    Religion
    J.
    Romance

30 points   

QUESTION 24

  1. Which of the following is most likely Dorian’s biggest fear?
    A.
    Losing Henry’s companionship
    B.
    Going to Hell
    C.
    Being ostracized from society
    D.
    Losing his beauty

10 points   

QUESTION 25

  1. What are the traits of a vampire in early stories (not including Dracula)? Check all FIVE that apply.
    A.
    Lack of image in a mirror
    B.
    Fear of sunlight
    C.
    Control of wild animals
    D.
    Sexuality
    E.
    Grey eyes
    F.
    Preference for biting people with virtue/innocence
    G.
    H.
    Eyes that change color
    I.
    Cape
    J.
    Fear of the cross

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