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. After the duel with Ian, how many men does Elizabeth's uncle set her up on dates with?

3. Who hosts the party where Elizabeth meets Ian Thornton?

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

5. Which of the following activities does Elizabeth abstain from while fighting with Ian?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Lord John Marchman?

2. Who is Viscount Mondevale?

3. What does the reader learn about Ian and Elizabeth's relationship in the Epilogue of this novel?

4. How does Elizabeth react when it is time for her and her husband to retire for the evening after their wedding ceremony?

5. Why does Elizabeth run away from Ian after their meal at the cottage?

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

7. How does Ian realize that Elizabeth didn't set him up in the greenhouse, but someone else did?

8. Who raised Elizabeth when she was growing up?

9. What rumor does Ian spread about Elizabeth at the ball, changing her status in high society?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The title of the novel, "Almost Heaven" comes up during a conversation in the Epilogue. What was this conversation about? What is the significance of the speaker who utters the words "Almost Heaven"? Based on the context of this conversation, do you find this to be an appropriate title for the novel? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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