Emma 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. Whose arrival in Highbury has been delayed?

2. Who is kept from Mr. Woodhouse to prevent annoying him?

3. Who invites Harriet to tea at their home, causing her to seek advice again?

4. Who does not think highly of Mr. Churchill because of his recent inaction?

5. Who gives Emma a riddle?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mr. Elton react when he learns Harriet cannot attend a party due to a sore throat?

2. What long awaited visitor finally arrives in Highbury?

3. What subject does Miss Fairfax refuse to elaborate on with Emma?

4. Who proposes to Harriet? What is unusual about this proposal?

5. Who leaves Mrs. Elton's party at Donwell Abbey early? Why?

6. Who interferes with Emma's attempt to make amends with Miss Fairfax?

7. Who complains about the accoutrements of the wedding as Emma and Mr. Knightley are wed?

8. Who attempts to humiliate Harriet? How?

9. Who disapproves of Emma's engagement to Mr. Knightley?

10. With whom does Emma leave the Randalls party?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Who is Isabella Knightley? How is Isabella the personification of the Victorian housewife? Does Emma look up to her sister? Does Emma aspire to have the same life Isabella has? Why or why not? Does Isabella make marriage look desirable? Is Isabella a good wife and mother? How does marriage change Isabella's behaviors? How does marriage affect Isabella's relationship with her father? Her sister?

Essay Topic 2

Who is Mr. Churchill? Who is he related to? Why does Mr. Churchill not have his father's name? What are the circumstances of Mr. Churchill's birth? Is this unusual given the setting of the novel? How does Emma feel about Mr. Churchill? How does Mr. Churchill feel about Emma? Why does Mr. Knightley not like Mr. Churchill? Is his opinion important to Emma? What secret does Mr. Churchill harbor throughout the novel? Why does he keep this secret? How does the secret impact the people of the village when they learn the truth? Why?

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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