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    Frankenstein Chapter 2, Excerpt 2 By Mary Shelley Victor Frankenstein continues recounting the influences that lead to his great experiment: An accident again changed the current of my ideas. When I was about fifteen years old we had retired to our house near Belrive, when we witnessed a most violent and terrible thunderstorm. It advanced from behind the mountains of Jura, and the thunder burst at once with frightful loudness from various quarters of the heavens. I remained, while the storm lasted, watching its progress with curiosity and delight. As I stood at the door, on a sudden I beheld a stream of fire issue from an old and beautiful oak which stood about twenty yards from our house; and so soon as the dazzling light vanished, the oak had disappeared, and nothing remained but a blasted stump. When we visited it the next morning, we found the tree shattered in a singular manner. It was not splintered by the shock, but entirely reduced to thin ribbons of wood. I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed. Why does the author use only Victor’s information in this passage? A) Victor is the one who wrote the novel. B) Readers enjoy multiple perspectives. C) It allows Victor to tell the story. D) It prevents readers from knowing the ending.

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    C) It allows Victor to tell the story.

    • FLVS English 4: 01.18 Forces of Nature Post-Test
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    Frankenstein Chapter 2, Excerpt By Mary Shelley Victor Frankenstein recounts the influences that lead to his great experiment: When I was thirteen years of age we all went on a party of pleasure to the baths near Thonon; the inclemency of the weather obliged us to remain a day confined to the inn. In this house I chanced to find a volume of the works of Cornelius Agrippa. I opened it with apathy; the theory which he attempts to demonstrate and the wonderful facts which he relates soon changed this feeling into enthusiasm. A new light seemed to dawn upon my mind, and bounding with joy, I communicated my discovery to my father. My father looked carelessly at the title page of my book and said, "Ah! Cornelius Agrippa! My dear Victor, do not waste your time upon this; it is sad trash." If, instead of this remark, my father had taken the pains to explain to me that the principles of Agrippa had been entirely exploded and that a modern system of science had been introduced which possessed much greater powers than the ancient, because the powers of the latter were chimerical, while those of the former were real and practical, under such circumstances I should certainly have thrown Agrippa aside and have contented my imagination, warmed as it was, by returning with greater ardour to my former studies. It is even possible that the train of my ideas would never have received the fatal impulse that led to my ruin. But the cursory glance my father had taken of my volume by no means assured me that he was acquainted with its contents, and I continued to read with the greatest avidity. When I returned home my first care was to procure the whole works of this author, and afterwards of Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus. I read and studied the wild fancies of these writers with delight; they appeared to me treasures known to few besides myself. I have described myself as always having been imbued with a fervent longing to penetrate the secrets of nature. In spite of the intense labour and wonderful discoveries of modern philosophers, I always came from my studies discontented and unsatisfied. Sir Isaac Newton is said to have avowed that he felt like a child picking up shells beside the great and unexplored ocean of truth. Those of his successors in each branch of natural philosophy with whom I was acquainted appeared even to my boy's apprehensions as tyros engaged in the same pursuit. Under the guidance of my new preceptors I entered with the greatest diligence into the search of the philosopher's stone and the elixir of life; but the latter soon obtained my undivided attention. Wealth was an inferior object, but what glory would attend the discovery if I could banish disease from the human frame and render man invulnerable to any but a violent death! Which lines from the text most clearly suggest that the narrator will fight against nature? A) When I was 13 years of age we all went on a party of pleasure to the baths near Thonon... B) ...I always came from my studies discontented and unsatisfied. C) I had gazed upon the fortifications and impediments that seemed to keep human beings from entering the citadel of nature. D)... what glory would attend the discovery if I could banish disease from the human frame and render man invulnerable to any but a violent death.

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    It's not C) I had gazed upon the fortifications and impediments that seemed to keep human beings from entering the citadel of nature. I believe it is D) . . .what glory would attend the discovery if I could banish disease from the human frame and render man invulnerable to any but a violent death!

    • FLVS English 4: 01.00 Forces of Nature Pre-Test
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    Read the sentence and answer the following question: My professor instructed us to work on this stuff until we have thoroughly analyzed it. Which word should be replaced with something more precise? A) Stuff B) Instructed C) Analyzed D) Professor

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    A) Stuff

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    Summer, an excerpt by Amy Lowell Some men there are who find in nature all Their inspiration, hers the sympathy Which spurs them on to any great endeavor, To them the fields and woods are closest friends, And they hold dear communion with the hills; The voice of waters soothes them with its fall, And the great winds bring healing in their sound. To them a city is a prison house Where pent up human forces labour and strive, Where beauty dwells not, driven forth by man; But where in winter they must live until Summer gives back the spaces of the hills. To me it is not so. I love the earth And all the gifts of her so lavish hand: Sunshine and flowers, rivers and rushing winds, Thick branches swaying in a winter storm, And moonlight playing in a boat's wide wake; But more than these, and much, ah, how much more, I love the very human heart of man. Above me spreads the hot, blue mid-day sky, Far down the hillside lies the sleeping lake Lazily reflecting back the sun, And scarcely ruffled by the little breeze Which wanders idly through the nodding ferns. The blue crest of the distant mountain, tops The green crest of the hill on which I sit; And it is summer, glorious, deep-toned summer, The very crown of nature's changing year When all her surging life is at its full. To me alone it is a time of pause, A void and silent space between two worlds, When inspiration lags, and feeling sleeps, Gathering strength for efforts yet to come. Which lines from the poem describes two different times of day? A) Some men there are who find in nature all To them the fields and woods are closest friends, B) Their inspiration, hers the sympathy Which spurs them on to any great endeavor, C) When all her surging life is at its full. To me alone it is a time of pause, A void and silent space between two worlds, D) Sunshine and flowers, rivers and rushing winds, And moonlight playing in a boat's wide wake;

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    D) Sunshine and flowers, rivers and rushing winds, And moonlight playing in a boat's wide wake;

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    Which best summarizes the events from the poem contained in these lines? "When the sun was sunken, he set out to visit The lofty hall-building, how the Ring-Danes had used it For beds and benches when the banquet was over. Then he found there reposing many a noble Asleep after supper; sorrow the heroes, Misery knew not. The monster of evil Greedy and cruel tarried but little, Fell and frantic, and forced from their slumbers Thirty of thanemen" A) Beowulf arrived at the mead-hall and disturbed the sleeping Danes. B) The king asked all the visiting Danes to stay the night in the mead-hall. C) Grendel entered the mead-hall and attacked the Danes while they slept. D) The Danes were so tired after fighting Grendel they fell asleep in the mead-hall.

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    C) Grendel entered the mead-hall and attacked the Danes while they slept.

    • FLVS Englsih 4: 01.01 Beowulf Motifs Hero and Monster
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    Frankenstein Chapter 2, Excerpt 2 By Mary Shelley Victor Frankenstein continues recounting the influences that lead to his great experiment: An accident again changed the current of my ideas. When I was about fifteen years old we had retired to our house near Belrive, when we witnessed a most violent and terrible thunderstorm. It advanced from behind the mountains of Jura, and the thunder burst at once with frightful loudness from various quarters of the heavens. I remained, while the storm lasted, watching its progress with curiosity and delight. As I stood at the door, on a sudden I beheld a stream of fire issue from an old and beautiful oak which stood about twenty yards from our house; and so soon as the dazzling light vanished, the oak had disappeared, and nothing remained but a blasted stump. When we visited it the next morning, we found the tree shattered in a singular manner. It was not splintered by the shock, but entirely reduced to thin ribbons of wood. I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed. Why does the author use only Victor’s information in this passage? A) Victor is the one who wrote the novel. B) Readers enjoy multiple perspectives. C) It allows Victor to tell the story. D) It prevents readers from knowing the ending.

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    C) It allows Victor to tell the story.

    • FLVS English 4: 01.18 Forces of Nature Post-Test_1
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    • Vocabulary for FLVS English 4: 01.18 Forces of Nature Post-Test_1. Find, create, and access Frankenstein, English 4, flashcards with Course Hero.

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