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. Which of the following activities most interests Sir Belhaven?

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

3. What is the weather like when Elizabeth and Lucinda sit on the curb outside Jake's house?

4. How does Ian react when Elizabeth enters his cabin?

5. How does Elizabeth respond when Ian kisses her after their first meal together?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens during the duel between Ian and Robert?

2. What problem arises when Ian and his friend Jake arrive at the house in Scotland?

3. Who is Sir Frances Belhaven?

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

5. Who is Lord John Marchman?

6. Who is Duncan?

7. What is a duenna?

8. Why does Lord Everly accuse Ian of cheating?

9. Who is Viscount Mondevale?

10. What do Elizabeth and Ian discuss over their first meal together in the cottage?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Ian was on trial for murder, Elizabeth rushed home to be at his side. First, explain how Elizabeth managed to convince the jury of Ian's innocence. Then, explain Ian's reaction to Elizabeth's testimony. How does Ian's reaction to the testimony reflect back to his feelings about his family dog after the house fire? What does this reaction tell the reader about Ian's character?

Essay Topic 2

When Robert returns to Havenhurst after going missing for so many years, he returns with a mouth full of lies. First, create a list of the lies Robert spreads upon returning home. What do you think his motivations were in spreading all these terrible lies? Then, describe what happened to Elizabeth when she listened to and believed her brother's lies? How was her life altered by his return?

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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