Jane Austen's Letters Test | 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 spends a comfortable hour where?

2. Jane is thrilled with the praise that she hears about what novel from Lady Robert and Mr. Hastings?

3. Fanny Knight praises what characters?

4. Jane answers Anna's specific questions regarding the accuracy and title of the manuscript, and she suggests that Anna omit the postscript because of what reason?

5. Jane demands that the father in her most recent story be what?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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 3

Having a place in society is important to Jane.

Part 1) How do you know this? What exactly is her place in society?

Part 2) How does she impose this opinion on others? How does this need to fit in affect Jane?

Part 3) How important is fitting in today? How does it compare to Jane's time?

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