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. Which of the following activities most interests Lord Marchman?

2. Why does Elizabeth turn down Ian's request to meet him after the party?

3. Who is in charge of finding a husband for Elizabeth?

4. How does Marchman know that Elizabeth is lying to him about her interests?

5. Which of the following women is Elizabeth's best confidant when it comes to discussing romance?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Elizabeth's initial reaction to Montmayne?

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

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

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

5. Why is Ian's relationship with his grandfather so strained?

6. Who is Lord John Marchman?

7. What is a duenna?

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

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

10. What fact does Lucinda overhear when she is eavesdropping on Ian's conversations?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Elizabeth had many accomplices in her eventful relationship with Ian. Choose two of these characters and describe their roles in ensuring that Ian and Elizabeth end up together. Then, compare / contrast the way they felt about Elizabeth pursuing a man rather than the other way around. Do you think the relationship between Elizabeth and Ian would have survived had it not been for the meddling of these characters? Why or why not?

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 Robert encounters Elizabeth and Ian in a romantic embrace, he challenges Ian to a duel. First, explain why Robert reacted so violently to his sister's embrace. Then, explain why Robert and Ian were unfortunately matched for the duel. Finally, describe the outcome of the duel, explaining which man was more severely injured, and how.

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