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. In which city does Ian meet up with his long-lost grandfather?

3. When Ian cannot find Elizabeth after meeting with her family, where does he go to pass time?

4. Which of the following objects is NOT hidden in Ian's childhood treasure box?

5. Which of the following committees does Elizabeth join after her wedding?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How was Ian's family killed?

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

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

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

6. Who is the Dowager Duchess?

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

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

9. What rumor does Ian spread about Elizabeth at the ball, changing her status in high society?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The title of the novel, "Almost Heaven" comes up during a conversation in the Epilogue. What was this conversation about? What is the significance of the speaker who utters the words "Almost Heaven"? Based on the context of this conversation, do you find this to be an appropriate title for the novel? 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

When Elizabeth's parents died, she was raised primarily with the help of her elder brother, Robert, and her faithful servants. Fist, explain how Elizabeth's life was immediately impacted upon her parents' deaths. Then, compare / contrast the ways Robert and the servants affected her childhood. Which authority figure seemed to have the greatest impact on Elizabeth's upbringing?

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