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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Elizabeth discover Ian's childhood treasure box?
2. What does Elizabeth promise to refrain from after she is married to Ian?
3. How long will Ian and Elizabeth court before announcing their engagement?
4. What is Ian's reaction to Havenhurst the first time he sees it?
5. Whose memory does Ian keep alive with the contents of the treasure box?
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
When Elizabeth is first being courted by her suitors, she alters much about herself in order to attract a wealthy mate. First, explain what Elizabeth changed or hid about herself in order to attract men. Why did Elizabeth feel that she could not show her true self in the quest for love? How did the men react to this altered version of Elizabeth's character? How does Elizabeth's alterations directly represent the role of women during this time in high society?
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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