An Assembly Such as This Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 Darcy think Elizabeth would be treated in London society?

2. What does Bingley agree to do after Jane has recovered?

3. After Darcy greets Elizabeth in Chapter 4, what does she excuse herself to do?

4. What does Miss Bingley dissuade her brother from doing to help Miss Bennet in Chapter 6?

5. What does Darcy note is evident by Elizabeth's social graces?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Darcy respond when Bingley tries to get him to dance in Chapter 1?

2. What does Georgiana tell Darcy in her letter in Chapter 1?

3. For what reason does Darcy think Bingley is pleased to have an engagement at Sir Lucas' home?

4. What do Miss Bingley and the Hursts mock Elizabeth for after dinner in Chapter 6?

5. What does Darcy note about Elizabeth as he watches her at the party in Chapter 3?

6. What has Netherfield in an uproar when Darcy and Bingley return in Chapter 6?

7. What does Darcy do during the shooting party?

8. What does Darcy notice has a group of young men excited at the party in Chapter 3?

9. What does Darcy debate after suggesting that Bingley invite Elizabeth to stay and nurse her sister?

10. In what ways are Darcy's growing feelings for Elizabeth demonstrated in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who is the antagonist of the story and what makes this character the antagonist? What are his defining character traits? What has he done to Darcy to deserve the role of antagonist?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the motif of jealousy in the novel "An Assembly Such As This". What is Miss Bingley jealous of? Does Darcy ever show signs of jealousy? What is Bingley jealous of? What do these feelings tell the reader about the feelings of these characters?

Essay Topic 3

The English class system of the early 19th Century is a prominent theme of "An Assembly Such As This". The characters of the story must follow the social rules, and doing so often leads to obstacles, misunderstandings and denial of one's true feelings. Discuss the effects that the social rules of the high class had on the central characters of the novel.

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