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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 do Bingley and Darcy discuss while stopping at an inn in Chapter 11?
2. What surprises Darcy about the book Elizabeth chooses in the library?
3. What time of day does Darcy plan to leave Netherfield in Chapter 10?
4. Why does Elizabeth exit the church as Darcy is entering the church in Chapter 8?
5. Why is Darcy convinced that he cannot allow Bingley to continue his pursuit of Jane Bennet?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Georgiana's letter to Darcy say in Chapter 8?
2. Why is Bingley annoyed during the ball in Chapter 9?
3. How does Elizabeth respond when Darcy asks her about their encounter in Meryton in Chapter 9?
4. How does Darcy dress for Lady Melbourne's soiree?
5. What disturbance takes place at the church in Chapter 8?
6. What appalls Darcy at the dinner table in Chapter 10?
7. How does Bingley respond when Darcy asks him about Jane's regard for him?
8. Why does Darcy watch Bingley and Jane closely in Chapter 10? What conclusion does he come to?
9. Why does Darcy decide to leave the soiree in Chapter 12?
10. What does Darcy instruct Miss Bingley to do to keep Jane and Bingley apart?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Love and romance are major themes of the story. Discuss the pairings of the following couples, the issues they faced and whether you believe they will have a happy ending:
a) Darcy and Elizabeth
b) Bingley and Jane
c) Darcy and Miss Bingley
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the motif of marriage in the novel "An Assembly Such As This". Why is marriage so important to the characters of the novel? How is marriage portrayed in the novel? How does Darcy view marriage? Whose marriage does he try to put a stop to and why?
Essay Topic 3
According to literary critics, how does "An Assembly Such As This" compare to Austen's work "Pride and Prejudice" in terms of writing style, tone and plot? Jane Austen novels are still widely read. Why are Jane Austen novels still so popular today? Why might a pastiche or fan fiction be popular with Austen fans?
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