Victorian Era Name__________________ Scavenger Hunt 1. What are the years that comprise the Victorian Age in England? 2. Who was the ruling monarch of this time period? 3. How old was she when she ascended the throne? 4. For how long did her reign last? 5. What great “revolution” took place during this time? 6. List any five great inventions or discoveries of the Victorian Age. 7. During this radically changing time period in history, modern technology began to raise questions about the Bible. Which writing of Charles Darwin’s appeared that troubled many people? 8. Find various illustrations that depict the dress and mannerisms of the Victorian Age, one masculine and one feminine. 9. Which prominent Victorian magazine held popularity with the masses for its humor? Find a cartoon from this. The Victorian Age produced many famous painters. For the next few “hunts,” you will find the names of several such artists. Find, copy, and paste a painting by each one, including the title of the work. 10. John Waterhouse 11. Walter Crane 12. Arthur Hughes 13. Sir Edward Burne-Jones 14. Sir John Everett Millais For many Victorians reading was the principal source of information as well as entertainment, poor and wealthy alike. English writers felt compelled to accept responsibility and provide enlightenment as well as a lifting of the spirit. For the next few “hunts,” I have listed an author. You are to find a portrait of the writer and paste it next to the author’s name; list two interesting facts (NO DATES) about each author. Answer the subsequent questions about said writer. 15. Elizabeth Barrett Browning 16. To whom was she married? 17. In 1850, what very famous collection did she publish through the encouragement of her husband? 18. Alfred, Lord Tennyson 19. What literary piece was penned by Tennyson and tells the story of the legendary King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table? 20. What renowned poem recites the woeful tale of a woman, a mirror, Sir Lancelot du Lac, and a boat? 21. Find an illustration of the aforementioned poem and paste here. Be sure to research them; I suggest you go to www.google.com and search the image base. There are numerous paintings from which to choose. Take the time and look at them; you may see them again soon as part of a writing assignment. 22. Charles Dickens 23. List any three novels written by Dickens. 24. Robert Browning 25. What is about Browning’s poetry that made it a difficult read and unnerved some readers? You’re looking for a specific genre or type of poem. 26. George Eliot 27. What is George Eliot’s true name? 28. Why the pen name? 29. Matthew Arnold 30. What famous philosopher is made mention of in Arnold’s “Dover Beach”? 31. Lewis Carroll 32. What children’s book did Lewis publish? Name the subsequent book that accompanies it. 33. Which real life little girl served as the inspiration for the book’s young heroine? Include a photograph of this “real life” child. 34. Search the web for an illustration by an artist that depicts the literary Alice and paste your favorite here. Some well known “Alice” artists include Rackham, my personal favorite, Tenniel, Attwell, and Guttman. There are several others; try to find something which appeals to you. 35. Oscar Wilde 36. What novel by Wilde was released as a film in 1945 and stars Angela Lansbury and Donna Reed? 37. What play by Wilde centers around a comical case of mistaken identity? Hint: It is vital to be grave or serious. (Translate this to get the original title.) 38. What children’s book by Wilde features a garden of trees, a giant, and a group of children? 39. Christina Rossetti 40. What very well known poem was written by Cristina Rossetti and features goblins, fruit, and a pair of sisters? 41. Find an illustration for this poem. 42. Who is this poet’s equally famous brother? 43. Find a painting by him that appeals to you and paste it here, including the title. 44. Bram Stoker 45. What extraordinarily famous “horror” novel did this man write? 46. Rudyard Kipling 47. What novel by Kipling features Mowgli, Baloo, and a fierce tiger by the name of Shere Khan? 48. Robert Louis Stevenson 49. List three well known novels by this man and find an illustration or frontispiece for each. N. C. Wyeth would be a great place to start. Be sure to label each with the corresponding book. 50. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 51. Which popular detective did this writer create? 52. What are the first names of the famous Bronte sisters?
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