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

2. Jane tells Cassandra that Henry is home and ___________ than she thought.

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

4. She suspects that Charles will arrive today and he arrives when?

5. She is frightened at the thought that who wants to be introduced to her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jane have to say about David Garrick's play?

2. Why does Jane praise Mrs. West?

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

4. Why is Jane determined to raise money?

5. What does Jane do regarding Fanny's possible marriage?

6. What does Jane do regarding Anna's manuscript?

7. What does Jane say about Mr. Crabbe?

8. How is Henry feeling at this point?

9. What does Jane say about the Cookes?

10. What does Jane write to Caroline Austen?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Jane does not marry.

Part 1) Describe Jane's relationships with men. Why do none of these relationships lead to marriage?

Part 2) How might she feel about not marrying? Use the text to support your response.

Part 3) How might her life have been different if she had married? Would it have been better? Why or why not?

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