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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 Mr. Churchill abruptly decide to leave?
2. Who is Emma planning to spend the evening with at Randall's?
3. What question is asked of Harriet in a letter she received from Mr. Martin?
4. Who does Emma take Harriet to visit in hopes of distracting her from her depression?
5. Who arrives at Highbury int he beginning of Volume 1, Chapter 11?
Short Essay Questions
1. What caused Mr. Weston's first marriage to be an unhappy one?
2. What subject does Miss Fairfax refuse to elaborate on with Emma?
3. Who does Harriet want to be matched with?
4. Who does Emma believe the anonymous benefactor of a pianoforte for Miss Fairfax is?
5. What causes a delay in the delivery of an invitation to the Coles' party for the Woodhouses?
6. Why does Harriet decline Mr. Martin's proposal?
7. Why does Mr. Churchill abruptly leave Highbury? How does this make Emma feel?
8. What did Mr. Knightley give the Bateses that causes Emma's curiosity to be aroused?
9. Who proposes to Harriet? What is unusual about this proposal?
10. What is Mr. John Knightley's relationship to Emma? To Mr. Knightley?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is Mrs. Elton? Where is she from? How does Emma feel about Mrs. Elton? How does Harriet feel about Mrs. Elton? Do the people of the village like Mrs. Elton? How does Mrs. Elton attempt to embarrass Harriet at the Westons' ball? Why? Why does Mrs. Elton constantly express unpleasant things about Emma? Why does Mrs. Elton's opinion matter? Is Mrs. Elton jealous? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Who are the Coleses? Why are they having a party? Why is the Woodhouses' invitation to the party delayed? How does Emma feel about this delay? How does Mr. Woodhouse feel about the delay? Why does Mr. Woodhouse refuse to attend the party? Why does Emma choose to go? How does this reflect the idea of social status that influences the actions of many characters in this novel? What happens at the party? How are these events significant to the development of the plot?
Essay Topic 3
Who is Mr. Elton? Why does Emma set out to match Mr. Elton with Harriet? Why does Emma believe Mr. Elton is good for Harriet? How does Mr. Elton feel about Emma's attentions? Does Mr. Elton know Emma wants him to fall in love with Harriet? When does Mr. Elton learn this fact? What secret does Mr. Elton reveal to Emma? How does this secret change Emma's aspirations of matching Mr. Elton to Harriet? How does this change affect Harriet?
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