Almost Heaven Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Judith McNaught
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Elizabeth asks Ian questions over dinner, what does Ian think about her?

2. When Elizabeth arrives at the meeting place and finds Ian there, what does she think he has come to do?

3. How old was Elizabeth when she was orphaned?

4. What type of man does Elizabeth think will give her the most independence in marriage?

5. What was Ian seen packing before disappearing from the group?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Elizabeth respond to being invited to the woodcutter's cottage with Ian?

2. Why do Jake and Lucinda abandon Elizabeth and Ian at the cottage?

3. What is a duenna?

4. How does Lord John Marchman react to Elizabeth after their first date together?

5. Why does Lord Everly accuse Ian of cheating?

6. Why does Elizabeth run away from Ian after their meal at the cottage?

7. What does the mysterious note that Elizabeth receives tell her to do?

8. How does Sir Frances Belhaven respond to Elizabeth after their first date?

9. How does Elizabeth trick Sir Frances Belhaven into thinking that she is not marriage material?

10. How does Elizabeth's friend, Alex, react when Elizabeth's uncle arranges three dates for her with three different suitors?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Havenhurst is a place of extreme sentimental value to Elizabeth. First, describe the setting of Havenhurst. Then, explain why this place has such sentimental value to Elizabeth and what she alters in her marriage contract to ensure that it will always be hers. Finally, explain Ian's reaction to seeing Havenhurst for the first time. What does Ian's reaction tell the reader about this place?

Essay Topic 2

Gambling had a large effect on the Cameron family's life. First, describe Elizabeth's father's gambling habit and the way it affected his family's life. Then, compare / contrast the gambling habits of Elizabeth's father and her brother. What is the same about their habits? What is different? Finally, explain how Elizabeth's father's gambling habits affected his family even long after his death.

Essay Topic 3

When Elizabeth is first being courted by her suitors, she alters much about herself in order to attract a wealthy mate. First, explain what Elizabeth changed or hid about herself in order to attract men. Why did Elizabeth feel that she could not show her true self in the quest for love? How did the men react to this altered version of Elizabeth's character? How does Elizabeth's alterations directly represent the role of women during this time in high society?

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