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

Pamela Aidan
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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 Darcy see Elizabeth praise a young girl for?

2. What is the name of Sir Lucas' home?

3. What does Darcy insist to himself that he must do in Chapter 5?

4. Who becomes the center of attention for the young men at the party in Chapter 3?

5. What is the name of Darcy's hound?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Caroline Bingley characterized in Chapter 1?

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

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

4. What does Miss Bingley do to irritate her brother in Chapter 5?

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

6. How does Miss Bingley mock the Bennet sisters in Chapter 2?

7. At Squire Justin's house, when Darcy tells Miss Bingley that she is universally admired what does she insinuate with her response?

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

9. What embarrasses Darcy at the end of Chapter 4?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the author of the novel, Pamela Aidan. Is she a respected novelist? What has she achieved throughout her career? What types of novels does she write? Are there similarities between "An Assembly Such As This" and her other novels?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the dialogue in the novel "An Assembly Such As This". How would you describe the dialogue? How does it reflect the setting of the novel? Is it similar to the Austen novel that it seeks to emulate in terms of dialogue?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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