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. Who does Ian beat mercilessly in cards at the party where he meets Elizabeth?

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

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

4. Which of the following activities most interests Sir Belhaven?

5. How does Elizabeth react to Ian's confession?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who raised Elizabeth when she was growing up?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ian is from Scotland, the land he still returns to and calls his home. First, describe Ian's life in Scotland. Then, compare / contrast that to Ian's life in England. How does Ian's life change when he takes over his grandfather's title in London? What is he giving up in order to marry Elizabeth? What is he gaining?

Essay Topic 2

When Elizabeth's parents died, she was raised primarily with the help of her elder brother, Robert, and her faithful servants. Fist, explain how Elizabeth's life was immediately impacted upon her parents' deaths. Then, compare / contrast the ways Robert and the servants affected her childhood. Which authority figure seemed to have the greatest impact on Elizabeth's upbringing?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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