Almost Heaven Test | Final 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 accepts the engagement proposal on Elizabeth's behalf?

2. What does Elizabeth agree to give to Ian in exchange for financial support for her home in Havenhurst?

3. Which of the following facts about Ian is true?

4. What is the name of the man Elizabeth finally gets to escort her after Roddy refuses?

5. How long will Ian and Elizabeth court before announcing their engagement?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Elizabeth constantly chide Ian about his spending habits?

3. How was Ian's family killed?

4. Why does Ian offer to buy Elizabeth's uncle's house?

5. What does Duncan tell Ian about Elizabeth's circumstances after she leaves the cottage?

6. How does Ian convince Elizabeth's family to let him marry her?

7. What is Elizabeth's initial reaction to Montmayne?

8. What explanation does Robert give to Elizabeth about his disappearance when he returns to Havenhurst?

9. Who demands that Elizabeth leave Ian's cottage and return to Havenhurst at once?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Letter writing is a crucial element to communication, and mis-communication, throughout this novel of high jinks. Choose one incident when letter writing was used as a method of confusion. Then, compare / contrast that to an instance with letter writing was used as a method of clarification. Do you think this novel could have proceeded if there were more methods of communication available, such as telephones or emails? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Gossip is used as a way to both ruin and repair Elizabeth's reputation in high society. First, create a list of rumors that are spread about Elizabeth throughout the course of the novel. Then, choose one scene in which gossip is used for good, and one scene in which gossip is used for ill, and compare / contrast the ways this gossip affected Elizabeth's life. What do you think is McNaught's overarching message about gossip in this novel?

Essay Topic 3

When Ian Thornton is accused of cheating at a card game, Elizabeth immediately jumps to his defense. First, explain why Ian Thornton is accused of cheating at the game. Was Lord Everly telling the truth about Ian, or was he trying to save his own reputation? How can you tell? Then, explain how Elizabeth used her intelligence and wit to save Ian Thornton from a potentially dangerous duel. What was the direct result of Elizabeth meddling in Ian Thornton's life?

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