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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. Of what does Elizabeth say Darcy's admiration may be detrimental in Chapter 7?
2. Who does Darcy plan to have paint Georgiana?
3. What does Elizabeth NOT accuse Darcy of in Chapter 7?
4. Who does Darcy share his prayer book with in Chapter 8?
5. What does Darcy pocket in Chapter 7 as Bingley enters the library?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Bingley's and Darcy's entrance to Lady Melbourne's soiree.
2. What does Hinchcliffe discuss with Darcy in Chapter 11?
3. Why is Fletcher overly concerned with Darcy's clothes at the beginning of Chapter 8?
4. How does Elizabeth respond when Darcy blames himself for her coldness in Chapter 9?
5. How do the Bennet's further embarrass themselves at the ball in Chapter 10?
6. How do Darcy and Bingley feel about attending Lady Melbourne's soiree?
7. Why is Bingley annoyed during the ball in Chapter 9?
8. Why does Darcy watch Bingley and Jane closely in Chapter 10? What conclusion does he come to?
9. What do Elizabeth and Darcy talk about during their dance in Chapter 9?
10. What surprises Darcy about Elizabeth's choice of reading material in Chapter 7?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the motif of denial in the novel "An Assembly Such As This". Why does Darcy deny his feelings for Elizabeth? What problems is he trying to avoid by denying his feelings?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Aidan's use of foreshadowing in the novel "An Assembly Such As This". What aspects of the plot does she use foreshadowing to hint at? What does the reader learn of Darcy's feelings for Elizabeth before he does through foreshadowing? What does Darcy's distaste for Elizabeth's family foreshadow?
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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