Jane Austen's Letters Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Jane has a pleasant journey to Paragon where she has what?

2. She praises Tom, mentioning that his only fault is what?

3. Jane sees Isaac Bickerstaffe's play, "The Hypocrite", which is taken from Moliere's _____________.

4. Jane is tired of writing and does not intend to write for how long?

5. Jane stays at Goodnestone until Monday and hopes that Edward will fetch her for what reason?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jane write to Fanny Knight regarding Fanny's love interest?

2. What news does Jane have of Tom?

3. What is taking place with many of Jane's family members at this time?

4. What does Jane do at the end of this section? Why?

5. What does Jane say about her illness?

6. What does Jane say about Charles? Why might she say this?

7. On what does Jane update Cassandra?

8. What is a play that Jane sees in this section?

9. Why do Edward and Frank leave, according to Jane? What does she wish for Cassandra?

10. What does Fanny Knight do regarding Jane's book? What does Jane decide to tell Anna?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jane's letters resemble her books.

Part 1) Describe Jane's letters. How might her books resemble her letters? Use the text to support your response.

Part 2) How might reading her letters affect the reader of her books? Why? How might reading her letters be beneficial?

Part 3) If you were to write a book, about what would it be? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Jane travels a great deal.

Part 1) Describe the places she travels. How does she come by these opportunities to travel?

Part 2) What do these trips reveal about her family's social status? What do they also reveal about Jane?

Part 3) On what vacations and trips have you been? What did you think about traveling? How does this compare to Jane's experiences?

Essay Topic 3

Family is important to Jane.

Part 1) Describe Jane's family. How is each member important? Who is the most important? Why?

Part 2) How is this a theme of Jane's letters? Could it be a theme of her novels as well? Why or why not?

Part 3) Is family important to you? Why or why not?

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