Belinda Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does Lady Delacour say the mistress is of no consequence to Belinda?

2. What wakes Belinda the morning after the ball?

3. Where does Mr. Hervey go with two other men when they leave Lady Delacour's house?

4. What kind of pot is this plant growing in?

5. What does Helena ask to send to her mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Belinda and Mr. Hervey convince Lady Delacour to see Helena?

2. Describe the race between Mr. Hervey and Sir Phillip and what does each say about the outcome?

3. What are Belinda's thoughts upon her discovery of having spent three hours in the library alone on the night of the birth-night ball?

4. What is it that keeps Mr. Hervey from being more pleasant?

5. Describe the first meeting between Belinda and Helena.

6. What does Lady Delacour say about the ability to change the opinion of a man of genius as compared to a man of stupidity?

7. What is the advice Mrs. Stanhope gives Belinda about her reputation?

8. What does Belinda realize about people who seem happy, including Lady Delacour?

9. What are the arguments presented by Belinda that prompt Lady Delacour to allow a doctor's presence?

10. Why does Lady Delacour say that Percival's wife spends so much time with Helena?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the roles of Mrs. Feke and Mrs. Luttridge to the story. How does each woman impact the lives of the major characters?

Essay Topic 2

Lady Delacour believes that she is dying. How does this belief impact her actions and emotions? How does she come to know that she is not dying and how does this change her attitude?

Essay Topic 3

How does Belinda come to be in London? How and why does she leave the home of her first hosts, and why does she later return?

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