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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. She reads William Cowper's __________________ and Boswell's "Life of Johnson".
(a) Sacred Harp.
(b) Yardley-Oak.
(c) Epitaph on a Hare.
(d) Olney Hymns.

2. Jane is also displeased with the final chapter and advises her niece to stick to what she knows. What does she believe her niece knows?
(a) France.
(b) Germany.
(c) England.
(d) America.

3. Jane writes Charles that she is ill and what has made her worse?
(a) The cold weather.
(b) Her inability to write.
(c) Her mother's worrying.
(d) Her uncle's will.

4. Fanny Knight praises what characters?
(a) Elinor and Marianne Dashwood's.
(b) Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth's.
(c) Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy's.
(d) Fanny Price and Edmund Bertram's.

5. Jane tells Caroline that Mary Jane passed her time at Chawton pleasantly and is surprised about what?
(a) Cassy has not arrived yet.
(b) Mary Jane is returning home so soon.
(c) She does not miss Cassy as much as she expected she would.
(d) She does not miss writing.

6. Mrs. Austen is not well but would be glad to see Caroline, especially next Saturday, which is what?
(a) Mrs. Austen's birthday.
(b) Cassandra's birthday and the performance of a new opera.
(c) Mary Jane's birthday and the date of a fair.
(d) Jane Austen's birthday and the date of a ball.

7. Jane tells Cassandra that Henry is home and ___________ than she thought.
(a) Healthier.
(b) Happier.
(c) Sicker.
(d) Moodier.

8. Why are the words in one of Jane's letters written backwards?
(a) She is dyslexic.
(b) She is trying to trick Cassandra-Esten.
(c) She is not feeling well.
(d) It is a code developed between Cassandra-Esten and Jane.

9. Jane makes ___________ pounds from the sale of the books and the sale of the copyright.
(a) One hundred and fifty.
(b) Two hundred and fifty.
(c) Four hundred and fifty.
(d) Three hundred and fifty.

10. Jane quips that she will comfort who?
(a) His wife.
(b) No one in his family.
(c) His children but not him.
(d) Him but not his children.

11. She writes to Caroline Austen, apologizing that she has not yet done what?
(a) Sent her a copy of "Pride and Prejudice."
(b) Read Caroline's manuscript.
(c) Written a book about her.
(d) Come for a visit.

12. Jane rejoices that her cold allowed her to do what?
(a) Avoid many visits that she did not plan to enjoy.
(b) Sleep.
(c) Relax.
(d) Write without interruption.

13. Jane complains about Mr. Haden's paraphrasing "Merchant of Venice" by saying that people who are _____________ are capable of all sorts of evil.
(a) Boring.
(b) Not musically inclined.
(c) Poor writers.
(d) Poor actors.

14. Jane yearns to see whose exhibition as well?
(a) Sir John Raymer.
(b) Sir Jacob Riley.
(c) Sir Joshua Reynold's.
(d) Sir James Rowland's.

15. Jane enjoys visiting Henry, though he has a pain where?
(a) In his chest.
(b) In his leg.
(c) In his arm.
(d) In his face.

Short Answer Questions

1. Jane writes to her niece, Fanny Knight, declaring that she knows that Fanny is not what?

2. Jane spends most of her time _________________ and anxiously awaiting Edward's arrival next Tuesday.

3. Jane praises Eaton Stannard Barrett's "The Heroine" as being amusingly written in what style?

4. Jane is thrilled with the praise that she hears about what novel from Lady Robert and Mr. Hastings?

5. Jane threatens to write an imitation of what in retaliation?

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