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. What is the name of Darcy's estate?

2. What does Miss Bingley praise about Pemberley in Chapter 6?

3. What does Miss Bingley mock the younger Bennet sisters for?

4. What opinion of Elizabeth Bennet does Darcy make clear at dinner in Chapter 3?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Darcy respond when Miss Bingley asks for his opinion of Elizabeth Bennet's beauty?

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

3. How does Bingley's company react when he praises Miss Bennet in Chapter 2?

4. How did Darcy and Bingley come to be friends?

5. How does Miss Lucas attempt to dispel the animosity between Darcy and Elizabeth in Chapter 5?

6. How is Caroline Bingley characterized in Chapter 1?

7. What does Darcy know about Bingley, which prevents him from worrying about his friend forming an attachment to Jane Bennet?

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

9. What does Darcy realize by Elizabeth's behavior toward him in Chapter 3?

10. What delays the Netherfield party's arrival at Squire Justin house in Chapter 4? What does this demonstrate about Miss Bingley?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motif of family in the novel "An Assembly Such As This". Is family important to Darcy? What is his relationship like with his younger sister Georgiana? What does he think of Elizabeth's family? Might they cause problems for Darcy and Elizabeth?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss conflict in the novel "An Assembly Such As This". What are the main conflicts of the novel? How do these conflicts affect the plot and characters of the novel? How do they affect the reader's enjoyment of the novel?

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