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. When Robert walks in on Elizabeth and Ian at their meeting place, what is the pair doing?

2. What does Marchman promise to send a note to Elizabeth's uncle proclaiming?

3. How long is the party where Elizabeth meets Ian meant to last?

4. Who was primarily in charge of raising Elizabeth when she was a young girl?

5. After re-inviting Elizabeth back into the home after their argument, how does Ian treat her?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Elizabeth react the first time Ian kisses her?

2. What is a duenna?

3. Why does Elizabeth's family decide that it is time for her to be married?

4. Why is Elizabeth in danger of losing her home?

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

6. Why doesn't anyone come to Ian's defense with Lord Everly is accusing him of cheating?

7. Who raised Elizabeth when she was growing up?

8. Who is Duncan?

9. Why doesn't Elizabeth think that Ian will be waiting for her at the cottage?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Letter writing is a crucial element to communication, and mis-communication, throughout this novel of high jinks. Choose one incident when letter writing was used as a method of confusion. Then, compare / contrast that to an instance with letter writing was used as a method of clarification. Do you think this novel could have proceeded if there were more methods of communication available, such as telephones or emails? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

After Elizabeth saves Ian Thornton from a potential duel with Lord Everly, she meets him outside the party, alone. First, explain how Ian Thornton reacts to Elizabeth's feminine charms at the party. Then, explain how Elizabeth responds to Ian's proposals. Finally, compare / contrast Elizabeth's external and internal feelings about Ian Thornton. How does she represent her feelings for him, and how do these representations compare / contrast with her internal, private feelings about him?

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