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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. Why is Darcy convinced that he cannot allow Bingley to continue his pursuit of Jane Bennet?
2. What does Darcy feel after a sleepless night in Chapter 7?
3. According to Bingley, why has Jane never told him how she feels?
4. What does Fletcher call the outfit that Darcy wears to the soiree?
5. What surprises Darcy about the book Elizabeth chooses in the library?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Bingley's and Darcy's entrance to Lady Melbourne's soiree.
2. What reason does Darcy give for turning down Miss Bingley's invitation to join her and Elizabeth on a walk around the room?
3. How do Darcy and Bingley feel about attending Lady Melbourne's soiree?
4. Why is Bingley annoyed during the ball in Chapter 9?
5. How do the Bennet's further embarrass themselves at the ball in Chapter 10?
6. How does Elizabeth respond when Darcy blames himself for her coldness in Chapter 9?
7. How does Darcy dress for Lady Melbourne's soiree?
8. How does Bingley respond when Darcy asks him about Jane's regard for him?
9. What appalls Darcy at the dinner table in Chapter 10?
10. What does Hinchcliffe discuss with Darcy in Chapter 11?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth. How does it change throughout the novel? How do Darcy's feelings for Elizabeth evolve as the novel progresses? What does Darcy like about Elizabeth? What does he realize about their relationship in the end?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the protagonist of the novel, Fitzwilliam Darcy. What are his defining character traits? What people or places are important to him and why? Who and what does he despise? How does he interact with others?
Essay Topic 3
Write a comparison essay of Mr. Bingley and Darcy. How are they similar? How are they different? How do they approach life differently?
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