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's reference to Methuselah in her letter to Fanny Knight proves her familiarity with what?

2. She regrets that she is unlikely to visit Hendon, Anna's new home. Why can she not visit?

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

4. She writes to Caroline Austen, apologizing that she has not yet done what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jane praise Mrs. West?

2. What does Jane write to Anna Lefroy regarding Mrs. Creed?

3. What makes Jane happy, regarding her novels?

4. What does Jane say about the Cookes?

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

6. What does Jane say about Mr. Crabbe?

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

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

9. What does Jane write to Caroline Austen?

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 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 2

Jane lives in Bath for awhile.

Part 1) Why does she move to Bath? What does she think about Bath? Why?

Part 2) Where else does she live and visit? How do these various places compare? What does she think about her travels? Why?

Part 3) Where have you lived? How does this place or these places affect you?

Essay Topic 3

Jane writes many letters.

Part 1) Describe two of the letters in detail. What do they have in common? What is unique about each?

Part 2) What can be learned about Jane through these letters? What can be learned about life in the 1800s through these letters?

Part 3) How has communication between people changed since this period of time? Why?

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