Mansfield Park Test | Mid-Book 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. Who is most interested in Mrs. Rushworth's tour of the house and its history?

2. How does Mary describe Tom's manners in Chapter 5?

3. Why does Mrs. Grant not attend the rehearsal?

4. How many miles is Sotherton from Mansfield Park?

5. What kind of drink does Edmund give Fanny at the end of Chapter 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Edmund show Fanny kindness when she has a headache?

2. How does Edmund provide comfort to Fanny at Mansfield Park when she first arrives?

3. What happens at Mansfield Park when Sir Thomas arrives home from Antigua?

4. What is Fanny's reaction when she sees the Sotherton chapel?

5. Why is Fanny sitting on a bench in Sotherton Park?

6. Describe the East Room that Fanny uses for her own room at Mansfield Park.

7. What does Mrs. Norris bring home from Sotherton?

8. How do Maria and Tom receive the news that Edmund will perform in the play after all?

9. Does Mrs. Norris insult Fanny because she will not act in the play?

10. Why does Maria want to marry Mr. Rushworth?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fanny and Edmund have always provided solace to each other during difficult times. Discuss how Edmund comforts Fanny when she comes to live at Mansfield Park. How does he take her under his wing? In what ways does Fanny show her love for Edmund by giving him solace when he needs it? Provide textual examples to support your viewpoint.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the importance of the East Room to Fanny's life at Mansfield Park. How does the room represent both Fanny's lowly status in the family as well as her refuge from the family? What do Fanny's actions regarding the room suggest to you about her character? Provide specific textual examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Identify Edmund's early objections to his family performing the play and discuss the way these objections cause a rift between him and Tom. When Edmund changes his mind and decides to perform, what does this tell you about his character? Does he try to justify his decision? How so?

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