The Victorian Novel
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Question 96 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
The two basic aspects of setting are:
pace (the speed at which the story is told) and variation (the ups and downs of the plot structure).
city (the primary city in which the story takes place) and country (the primary nation in which the story takes place).
plot (what happens in a story), and structure (the order in which the novel presents the plot).
chronological setting (the time in history when the story takes place) and place (the location in which the story takes place).
Question 97 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Many Victorian novels were serialized, or published in small pieces in magazines or journals. Some reasons for doing so include which of the following?
It allowed authors to build an audience through anticipation, and it also enabled authors to respond to the response of readers, occasionally trying new strategies if the reception was not good enough.
It was problematic to produce the entire book because authors often ran out of paper, which slowed the production process.
It was one way of becoming wealthy through writing.
Authors often were too preoccupied by the busy Victorian lifestyle to write sustained prose and so this allowed them to write whole novels on the short-story clock.
Question 98 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
The realities of Victorian life often offered contextual material for Victorian novels. Which of the following statements is true.
Charles Dickens worked as a coal miner, which influenced his writing of Hard Times.
Charlotte Bronte worked as a governess, which influenced her writing of Jane Eyre.
Thomas Hardy worked as a fisherman, which influenced his writing of Return of the Native.
Henry Mayhew was a lawyer who worked in chancery court, which influenced his writing of Bleak House.
Question 99 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Single women of middle and upper classes could work as either governesses or seamstresses. Why were these specific positions open to them?
They were easier and better-paid professions than being a writer or artist.
Dressmaking was considered very fashionable and being a governess meant you had better chances of finding a husband.
Because they resembled roles that a woman might have in the household sphere, they were considered more "natural" for them.
The working conditions for needlework were very good and governesses were well paid.
Question 100 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Imperialism has a problematic definition in the Victorian period. Though it traditionally means the formal annexation of territory, the "new imperialism" of Victoria's reign actually meant:
a feeling of nationalism and pride in being British and in claiming other parts as British, spurred by a fear of losing markets.
anti-annexation and a giving back of claimed territories.
a feeling of satisfaction and peace, the well-being of the nation and a focus on the home.
a desire to increase democracy and capitalism.
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