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 praises Eaton Stannard Barrett's "The Heroine" as being amusingly written in what style?

2. She hopes that Sir William will marry who?

3. Jane is unable to do what while Cassandra is gone?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Fanny Knight do regarding Jane's book? What does Jane decide to tell Anna?

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

3. What does Jane tell John Murray, in reference to her books?

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

5. Why is Jane determined to raise money?

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

7. What does Jane say about Mr. Crabbe?

8. Why does Jane praise Mrs. West?

9. What does Jane have to say about Anna's book?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jane enjoys reading.

Part 1) Describe five of the books she has read. What might these book have in common?

Part 2) Why does Jane mention books she has read? Why is this something important for her to tell others?

Part 3) What might these books reveal about her? What do the books you read reveal about you?

Essay Topic 2

Jane sends copies of her book to various individuals.

Part 1) To whom does she send copies of her books? Why does she do this? How does she benefit from this?

Part 2) What are the opinions of Jane's books? Why do you believe people feel this way about her books?

Part 3) To whom would you send a book you had written? Why?

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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