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. What type of weather forces Elizabeth into a nearby cottage?

2. After telling Ian that she knows who he is, what does Lucinda request of him?

3. Who is Lucinda?

4. Who does Elizabeth bring with her, disguised as her aunt, to chaperon the dates?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How doe Elizabeth and Ian Thornton meet?

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

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

5. Why do Elizabeth and Lucinda unexpectedly arrive at the cottage in Scotland?

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

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

8. Who is Duncan?

9. Why doesn't Elizabeth think that Ian will be waiting for her at the cottage?

10. What is a duenna?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 snooping around Ian's home, she finds a treasure box from his childhood. First, explain where Elizabeth found this treasure box, and why it was an unusual place for a lady of her standing to be snooping. Then, explain what items Elizabeth found stored in the treasure box and why Ian had kept these items for all these years. Finally, describe Ian's reaction to seeing the treasure box again. What explanation does he give to Elizabeth for keeping it hidden all this time?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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