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 characters points out that both Elizabeth and Ian are missing from the excursion in the city?

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

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

4. How does Elizabeth react when she sees Ian flirting with other women at the party?

5. What is Sir Belahaven's final impression of Elizabeth when he watches her leave?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is Sir Frances Belhaven?

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

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

5. What does Ian accuse Elizabeth of when he meets her at the greenhouse?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

After her parents' deaths, Elizabeth made her debut into high society. First, describe the way Elizabeth was trained for her appearance in society. Then, describe the way high society initially greeted Elizabeth. Was she accepted into high society, or shunned? How can you tell? Give at least two examples from the text to support your argument.

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