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. According to the contract he signs, which of the following is NOT something Ian inherits when his grandfather dies?

2. Which of the following pieces of jewelry does Ian withhold giving to Elizabeth until he is sure she is really in love with him?

3. Where does Alex's husband claim Elizabeth is on the evening Ian cannot find her?

4. What does Alex promise to do before Elizabeth gets married?

5. What does Robert show to Elizabeth in the hopes of proving his violent stories?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Ian realize he must do if he wants to marry Elizabeth?

3. How does Ian react when he sees Havenhurst for the first time?

4. What does Elizabeth's private investigator report to her on the morning of her wedding?

5. What new things does Elizabeth learn about Ian after they are married?

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

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

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

9. What does Elizabeth discover hidden in a tree house near Ian's cottage?

10. How does Elizabeth react to the news that she is now engaged to Ian instead of Belhaven?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, Elizabeth finds herself frequently confused about her feelings about Ian. Choose two examples of scenes in which Elizabeth is confused about her feelings. What prompts the confusion in each of these scenes? How does Elizabeth get to the bottom of her feelings and desires? What message do you think McNaught is attempting to give the readers about the mentality of women at the time in which this novel is set? Do you agree with this message? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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