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

2. Who does Elizabeth request to come pick her up early from the excursion?

3. How does Elizabeth dress when she arrives at Sir Francis Belhaven's home?

4. When Elizabeth receives the unexpected note, where does it ask her to meet someone?

5. Why do Lucinda and Elizabeth arrive at Jake's home?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is Sir Frances Belhaven?

3. What happens when Elizabeth attempts to make breakfast for the first time?

4. What is a duenna?

5. Who is Lord John Marchman?

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

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

8. Who raised Elizabeth when she was growing up?

9. Why does Lord Everly accuse Ian of cheating?

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

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

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 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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