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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Vanity Fair? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. That all human interactions are based on a detailed calculation of exactly how and where those involved stand in relation to each other speaks to which theme?


Cunning and Cleverness
Jealousy
Life as a Theater
Morality and Ethics
Society and Class
Q. The desire to constantly rise higher in the social sphere is the only motivation for action or movement in Vanity Fair. This speaks to which theme?


Sex
Cunning and Cleverness
Morality and Ethics
Ambition
Life as a Theater
Q. Secondary characters offer a vision of manhood run amok. This speaks to which theme?


Society and Class
Women and Femininity
Men and Masculinity
Man and the Natural World
Cunning and Cleverness
Q. For younger women, the novel prescribes an emphasis on nurturing what?


Responsibilities
Motherhood
Sex
Matrimony
Career
Q. Hackeray's disparaging eye ranges over rampant materialism, snobbery, and the brutal internal logic of the social hierarchy, showing which theme?


Cunning and Cleverness
Man and the Natural World
Women and Femininity
Men and Masculinity
Morality and Ethics
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