Jane Austen's Letters Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Jane writes to Anna Lefroy nee Austen that Mrs. Creed's opinion is now less important to her because of what reason?

2. Henry takes Jane to see _______________, and Jane is pleased at a small portrait of "Mrs. Bingley", like "Portrait of a Lady" by J. F. M. Huet-Villiers.

3. Why are the words in one of Jane's letters written backwards?

4. Jane plans to read Robert Southey's "Life of Nelson" for what reason?

5. Where do they plan to do this?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jane Austen enjoys gossip.

Part 1) Describe this gossip. Why is this gossip included in many of her letters? What is her reason for telling others this gossip?

Part 2) How is this gossip like our own? How is it different?

Part 3) When have you gossiped? Why did you gossip? How does this help you relate to Jane?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Jane encounters obstacles as a writer.

Part 1) Describe Jane's works. What obstacles does she encounter? How does she handle these obstacles?

Part 2) Why do these obstacles occur? Could they have been prevented? Why or why not?

Part 3) What obstacles have you encountered in your own life? How did you deal with these obstacles?

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