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 proposes that the young people perform a play at Mansfield Park?

2. How many children do Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram have?

3. How much income does Mr. Crawford have?

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

5. How does Maria feel when she sees Sotherton?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Tom dance with Fanny?

2. Is Mary surprised that Edmund plans to be ordained?

3. Why does Edmund object to Yates' proposal to perform a play?

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

5. What happens when Fanny's pony dies?

6. Why does Mary want to know whether Fanny has been brought out into society?

7. How do Edmund and Maria react when they hear the news of their father's impending return from Antigua?

8. When does Mary realize which Bertram brother she prefers?

9. What does Edmund tell Maria about his reaction to their choice of play?

10. What do Fanny and Edmund agree on about Mary?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the Bertram ball as a symbol of Fanny and William's acceptance within the Bertram family. What actions show that Sir Thomas has an elevated opinion of them? How does the ball change Fanny? Use textual examples to support your analysis.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Tom's role as the oldest son of Sir Thomas. How has being the elder son given Tom the freedom to behave selfishly? In what way does Sir Thomas encourage this behavior? How does his illness change him, and why is his transformation important to Sir Thomas? Provide specific examples to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

What is lacking in Mrs. Norris' behavior toward Fanny? How does she make life difficult for Fanny? Why does she believe Fanny deserves less than the other Bertram children? Provide three textual examples that show Mrs. Norris' negative opinion of Fanny.

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