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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. Based on the plot in Anna's book, Jane jokes that Ben, Anna's husband, was in love with who first?
2. She visits the Fagg family and describes who?
3. Jane enjoys visiting Henry, though he has a pain where?
4. Mrs. Austen is not well but would be glad to see Caroline, especially next Saturday, which is what?
5. Jane yearns to see whose exhibition as well?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jane say about Frank, Edward, Henry, and Charles?
2. What does Jane have to say about Anna's book?
3. What does Jane do regarding Fanny's possible marriage?
4. What does Jane do at the end of this section? Why?
5. How is Henry feeling at this point?
6. What does Jane write to Fanny Knight regarding Fanny's love interest?
7. What does Jane have to say about David Garrick's play?
8. What does Jane say about Mr. Crabbe?
9. What is taking place with many of Jane's family members at this time?
10. Describe Jane's trip with Henry to Chawton.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jane is a successful author.
Part 1) What novels are described in her letters? What does she say about her work? What are the opinions of others?
Part 2) How might her life and the books she reads influence her writing? How has this helped her to become a successful writer?
Part 3) What did Jane do to promote her novels? How did this affect her popularity as a writer?
Essay Topic 2
Jane travels a great deal.
Part 1) Describe the places she travels. How does she come by these opportunities to travel?
Part 2) What do these trips reveal about her family's social status? What do they also reveal about Jane?
Part 3) On what vacations and trips have you been? What did you think about traveling? How does this compare to Jane's experiences?
Essay Topic 3
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.?
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