Almost Heaven Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What is the one thing Robert claims Elizabeth is missing in her personality?

2. During their argument at Jake's house, what does Elizabeth threaten Ian with?

3. Who accompanies Jake into town to find a cook to bring back to the cottage?

4. After the party, where does Ian ask Elizabeth to meet him?

5. How old was Elizabeth when she was orphaned?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Elizabeth hear about the trial for her murder?

2. What does Duncan tell Ian about Elizabeth's circumstances after she leaves the cottage?

3. How does Ian respond to Elizabeth when she returns to defend his innocence at the trial?

4. Why does Elizabeth think that Valerie tricked her into meeting Ian at the greenhouse?

5. Who is Sir Frances Belhaven?

6. Why does Elizabeth constantly chide Ian about his spending habits?

7. What rumors does Valerie begin to spread about Elizabeth and Ian?

8. How does Elizabeth prepare for her escape from Ian with Robert?

9. Why does Lord Everly accuse Ian of cheating?

10. What happens when Elizabeth attempts to make breakfast for the first time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Ian's relationship with his grandfather, the Duke of Stanhope, is a strained one. First, explain what Ian's relationship with his grandfather was like before he met Elizabeth. Then, compare / contrast that the relationship he had with his grandfather after he met Elizabeth. What was the catalyst to the change in this relationship? By the end of the novel, do you think Ian regrets reaching out to his grandfather again? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Elizabeth's financial standing plays a large role in the discussion of what type of wife she will make. First, explain Elizabeth's financial situation. How did she find herself in this financial position? Then, explain how Elizabeth's financial situation affects her during the courting and engagement process. Finally, explain how Ian permanently altered Elizabeth's finances by marrying her.

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