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18th Century Literature in "Northanger Abbey"
"The questions in this quiz are about the literature that is discussed in the novel "Northanger Abbey." Not only do you need to have read "Northanger Abbey," but some knowledge of 18th-Century English literature is a plus. I hope you enjoy it."
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What does Catherine Morland enjoy reading?
According to the narrator, if a lady was caught reading a novel she would apologetically say "It is only a novel." What publication might a lady "proudly...have produced" instead?
The Rape of the Lock
What sort of literature does Catherine detest?
What reading does Mrs. Morland recommend to Catherine in order to be more contented with her home?
Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
Catherine believes that she has uncovered an old manuscript in the black cabinet in her bedroom at Northanger Abbey? What did she really find?
Blank sheets of paper
Love letters written by Henry when he was a child
An inventory of linen
General Tilney's war diary
Who is the authoress of "The Mysteries of Udolpho" the book which inspires Catherine to snoop around Northanger Abbey?
Regarding her mother's reading taste, Catherine tells Isabella "She very often reads Sir Charles Grandison herself; but new books do not fall in our way." What famous epistolary novelist wrote "Sir Charles Grandison."
What two novels does John Thorpe say he likes?
"Man of Feeling" and "Robinson Crusoe"
"Tom Jones" and "The Monk"
"Tristram Shandy "and "Humphrey Clinker"
"The Castle of Otranto" and "The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Greaves"
Of what book does John Thorpe say "there is nothing in the world in it but an old man's playing at see-saw and learning Latin."
It is very fitting that Catherine, an 18th century heroine, should be fascinated by the Picturesque. While walking to Beechen Cliff, Henry instructs her on the picturesque - an English 18th century movement in the painting of landscapes which favoured asymmetry and irregularity to structure. The Picturesque is closely associated with the idea of the Beautiful and Sublime. Which 18th century English writer wrote "A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful?"
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Compiled Jun 28 12