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. Why doesn't Elizabeth tell Ian the truth about her financial situation with Havenhurst?

2. Which of the following men is Valerie betrothed to?

3. How does Ian convince Elizabeth's family to accept his marriage proposal?

4. At the time Elizabeth leaves Ian's house to accept the engagement, how much time has passed since the ill-fated meeting in the greenhouse?

5. Who does Ian insult, scaring the man away from Elizabeth for the duration of the ball at his home?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Ian's family killed?

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

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

4. How does Ian react when Belhaven tries to monopolize Elizabeth's time at the ball?

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

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

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

8. What stipulations does Elizabeth make before accepting her engagement to Ian?

9. How does Elizabeth feel about shopping at the town markets?

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

When Robert encounters Elizabeth and Ian in a romantic embrace, he challenges Ian to a duel. First, explain why Robert reacted so violently to his sister's embrace. Then, explain why Robert and Ian were unfortunately matched for the duel. Finally, describe the outcome of the duel, explaining which man was more severely injured, and how.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

After her parents' deaths, Elizabeth made her debut into high society. First, describe the way Elizabeth was trained for her appearance in society. Then, describe the way high society initially greeted Elizabeth. Was she accepted into high society, or shunned? How can you tell? Give at least two examples from the text to support your argument.

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