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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 does Ian's grandfather react to seeing him after so many years away from home?
2. What does Elizabeth enjoy most about shopping at the markets in the village?
3. After arriving to Ian's house, what does Elizabeth promise to teach Ian to do?
4. How does Elizabeth react when she hears that she is now engaged to Ian?
5. Which of the following men is Valerie betrothed to?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Elizabeth prefer to marry an older man?
2. What stipulations does Elizabeth make before accepting her engagement to Ian?
3. What new things does Elizabeth learn about Ian after they are married?
4. What is Elizabeth's initial reaction to Montmayne?
5. How does the news from the private investigator affect Elizabeth's decisions on her wedding day?
6. How does Elizabeth react to the news that she is now engaged to Ian instead of Belhaven?
7. What does Elizabeth discover hidden in a tree house near Ian's cottage?
8. Why is Ian's relationship with his grandfather so strained?
9. How does Ian react when he sees Havenhurst for the first time?
10. How does Ian react when Belhaven tries to monopolize Elizabeth's time at the ball?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Robert returns to Havenhurst after going missing for so many years, he returns with a mouth full of lies. First, create a list of the lies Robert spreads upon returning home. What do you think his motivations were in spreading all these terrible lies? Then, describe what happened to Elizabeth when she listened to and believed her brother's lies? How was her life altered by his return?
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
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?
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