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

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

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

4. How many women is Ian expected to dance with before he can dance with Elizabeth?

5. What bombshell does Duncan drop on Ian after Elizabeth leaves the house to accept her engagement?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How was Ian's family killed?

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

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

8. How does the news from the private investigator affect Elizabeth's decisions on her wedding day?

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

10. Why does Elizabeth prefer to marry an older man?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Ian Thornton is accused of cheating at a card game, Elizabeth immediately jumps to his defense. First, explain why Ian Thornton is accused of cheating at the game. Was Lord Everly telling the truth about Ian, or was he trying to save his own reputation? How can you tell? Then, explain how Elizabeth used her intelligence and wit to save Ian Thornton from a potentially dangerous duel. What was the direct result of Elizabeth meddling in Ian Thornton's life?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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