Jane Austen's Letters 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. Jane and Mrs. Austen are currently in a house in Seymour Street, but Jane went with her uncle to look at two pleasing houses where?

2. The Austens' household articles have been ___________ finally.

3. Jane is upset that Cassandra will not be doing what with their mother and herself?

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

5. Jane praises her sister's ______________ writing in her last correspondence.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Mrs. Austen and Jane's plans regarding their living situation?

2. What does Jane think about the secret relationship between Frank and Martha Lloyd?

3. What does Jane tell Cassandra about the ball with fifty people in attendance?

4. What health news does Jane give in her letter?

5. What does Jane say about her stay with Mrs. Knight?

6. What match does Mrs. Knight promote? What does Jane think of this?

7. What does Jane say about the events taking place in her life?

8. How does Jane feel about writing? What does she later do with this statement?

9. Who dies in this section?

10. Describe Jane's trip to Paragon.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mr. Austen dies.

Part 1) What does Jane say about his death? How is the family affected by it? How does it change their lives?

Part 2) How are the deaths mentioned in these letters significant? What does it reveal about Jane and her life?

Part 3) How often do people today talk and think about death? How does this compare to Jane's period of time?

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

Jane often talks about illness and the health of those around her.

Part 1) Describe four times when she has discussed someone's health. Why does she discuss this in her letters?

Part 2) What do these discussions reveal about life in the 1800s? Why is Jane so preoccupied with everyone's health?

Part 3) Do you discuss your health or the health of others on a regular basis? Why or why not?

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