The Victorian Novel

The Victorian Novel

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Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
In the Victorian period, phrenology was a science of the mind that:
A
is the assessment of a person's character or personality based on his outer appearance, especially the face.
B
is a pseudoscience primarily concerned with reflexology and the nerves of the feet.
C
focused on measurements of the human skull, based on the concept that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that certain brain areas have localized, specific functions.
D
is a practice similar to acupuncture and focuses on pressure points and glandular activity.
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Despite Britain's prowess at mid-century, the empire began to fall behind other nations. This decline has been variously ascribed to:
A
the fundamentally anti-technological bias of British education.
B
fewer educated people than either Europe or North America.
C
the fact that the British middle class made money so easily in the first years of the Industrial Revolution, they simply did not work as hard in subsequent years.
D
All of these
Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
The Victorian period saw the professionalization of the sciences, and one of the leading thinkers of the age was Charles Darwin. Darwin's theory of evolution is best described by which of the following:
A
A theory that suggested apes had turned into men and this proved transmutation, or the changing of one species into another species
B
An idea that concerned adaptation but not actual evolution, a theory that came later, after Darwin's death
C
The understanding that all species descended from common ancestors and this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence results in selective breeding
D
A theory originally developed as a kind of criminology and a way of telling one race from another
Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Sensation novels, which flourished in the Victorian period, primarily aimed to:
A
"heal the wounded heart."
B
"enlighten the mind and infuse the wit."
C
"encourage strong minds, strong souls, strong bodies."
D
preach to the nerves instead of the judgment.
Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following passages most reflects the British fear of invasion as represented by the vampire?
A
"I am glad that it is old and big. I myself am of an old family, and to live in a new house would kill me. A house cannot be made habitable in a day, and after all, how few days go to make up a century. I rejoice also that there is a chapel of old times. We Transylvanian nobles love not to think that our bones may lie amongst the common dead. I seek not gaiety nor mirth, not the bright voluptuousness of much sunshine and sparkling waters which please the young and gay."
B
For if we fail in this our fight he must surely win, and then where end we? Life is nothings, I heed him not. But to fail here, is not mere life or death. It is that we become as him, that we henceforward become foul things of the night like him, without heart or conscience, preying on the bodies and the souls of those we love best. To us forever are the gates of heaven shut, for who shall open them to us again?
C
"We Szekelys have a right to be proud, for in our veins flows the blood of many brave races who fought as the lion fights, for lordship. Here, in the whirlpool of European races, the Ugric tribe bore down from Iceland the fighting spirit which Thor and Wodin gave them, which their Berserkers displayed to such fell intent on the seaboards of Europe, aye, and of Asia and Africa too, till the peoples thought that the werewolves themselves had come."
D
"I saw the fingers and toes grasp the corners of the stones, worn clear of the mortar by the stress of years, and by thus using every projection and inequality move downwards with considerable speed, just as a lizard moves along a wall."
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