Jane Austen's Letters Test | Final 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 is also displeased with the final chapter and advises her niece to stick to what she knows. What does she believe her niece knows?

2. She accepts an invitation to visit who and wants Cassandra to join her there?

3. Jane tells John Murray that she is happy with Sir Walter Scott's review of "Emma" in the Quarterly Review, but she is displeased about what?

4. Henry is promoted and does not feel the loss of who so badly because he is used to being away from her?

5. Jane writes James Stanier Clarke advising that a copy of "Emma" is to be sent to whom, care of James Stanier Clarke?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jane praise Mrs. West?

2. What does Jane say about Mr. Crabbe?

3. What does Jane say about Mr. Haden's paraphrasing of "Merchant of Venice?"

4. What makes Jane happy, regarding her novels?

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

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

7. What are two books Jane reads at this time?

8. What correspondence takes place between Jane and James Stanier Clarke?

9. How is Henry feeling at this point?

10. What does Jane say about Frank, Edward, Henry, and Charles?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jane gives advice to other female writers.

Part 1) What advice does she give? Why does she give advice? What is your opinion of this advice?

Part 2) How else is Jane opinionated? What do her opinions reveal about her personality?

Part 3) About what are you opinionated? What does this reveal about your personality?

Essay Topic 2

A great deal can be learned about Jane Austen from reading these letters.

Part 1) Name four things that can be learned about Jane from reading her letters. How might she compare to other women at this time?

Part 2) How does she compare to people today? Can a reader today relate to Jane's life? Why or why not?

Part 3) What could be learned about you by reading your e-mails, instant messages, voicemails, etc.?

Essay Topic 3

Jane's letters often have similar themes.

Part 1) What are three of these themes that are found in most of her letters. How are they themes?

Part 2) How can you relate to these themes? How might these themes also be found in her books?

Part 3) Are these themes important today? Why or why not?

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