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Volume 1: Chapters 1 and 2 Questions and Answers

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Last Updated on October 26, 2018, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 192

Quiz Questions

  1. Where does Victor grow up?
  2. Who is Beaufort?
  3. Who is Elizabeth Lavenza?
  4. Who is Henry Clerval?
  5. To what does Clerval aspire?
  6. What does Victor say is the “genius that has regulated [his] fate”?
  7. What book does Victor discover at the inn?
  8. What discovery does Victor believe would bring him glory?
  9. What does Victor witness during the storm at Belrive?
  10. Why does Victor decide to give up natural philosophy?

Quiz Answers

  1. Victor grows up in Geneva, Switzerland.
  2. Beaufort was a friend of Victor’s father, Alphonse, as well as the father of Victor’s mother, Caroline.
  3. Elizabeth Lavenza is Victor’s adopted sister, whom he calls his “cousin.”
  4. Henry Clerval is Victor’s best friend.
  5. Clerval aspires to be remembered as a brave and adventurous hero whose actions benefit humanity.
  6. The “genius that has regulated [Victor’s] fate” is natural philosophy.
  7. Victor discovers a book by Cornelius Agrippa.
  8. Victor believes discovering the elixir of life would bring him glory.
  9. Victor witnesses the destruction of an oak tree by lightning.
  10. Victor decides to give up natural philosophy because he believes it is a “would-be science” through which no real knowledge can ever be achieved.

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