An Assembly Such as This Test | Final 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 is the name of Darcy's secretary?

2. Who does Lady Melbourne introduce Bingley to at her soiree?

3. What day is the ball on in Chapter 9?

4. Who is the Honorable William Lamb?

5. Who does Elizabeth sit beside in the church in Chapter 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Bingley annoyed during the ball in Chapter 9?

2. How do Darcy and Elizabeth criticize each other in Chapter 7?

3. How does Elizabeth respond when Darcy blames himself for her coldness in Chapter 9?

4. What reason does Darcy give for turning down Miss Bingley's invitation to join her and Elizabeth on a walk around the room?

5. Why does Darcy decide to leave the soiree in Chapter 12?

6. What happens during Darcy's and Bingley's trip to Meryton in Chapter 8?

7. What does Darcy instruct Miss Bingley to do to keep Jane and Bingley apart?

8. What appalls Darcy at the dinner table in Chapter 10?

9. Who is Lord Dyford Brougham?

10. In Chapter 7, how does Darcy feel about Elizabeth's planned departure from Netherfield?

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

Who is the antagonist of the story and what makes this character the antagonist? What are his defining character traits? What has he done to Darcy to deserve the role of antagonist?

Essay Topic 3

What is the genre of the novel "An Assembly Such As This"? Discuss this genre and some common elements of the genre. Discuss how romance novels try to satisfy their readers. What methods are used to please the readers? What elements of a romance novel are necessary to meet the expectations of the reader?

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