Northanger Abbey 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. What is Catherine told was the cause of Mrs. Tilney's death?

2. What does Isabella say of James in her letter to Catherine in Chapter 26?

3. Where is John Thorpe headed when he leaves in Chapter 15?

4. What is Northanger Abbey?

5. What do Catherine and the General discuss at dinner?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does General Tilney treat Catherine on their first meeting?

2. What were the circumstances of Mrs. Tilney's death?

3. Why was Mrs. Allen not happy at the news of James' engagement and return to Fullerton?

4. At the end of Chapter 14, what does Catherine learn of the trip to Clifton?

5. Why does the General not notice that Catherine is upset at breakfast?

6. What does Catherine make of the growing attachment between Isabella and Captain Tilney?

7. How does Henry reassure Catherine of his brother's intentions?

8. Why does Catherine become troubled when Henry and Eleanor speak of Isabella's financial situation?

9. Why does Henry believe a liking for flowers is healthy for women?

10. Why does Catherine describe General Tilney as 'liberal'?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is Catherine a relatable heroine? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Who is the antagonist of the story and what makes this character the antagonist?

Essay Topic 3

"Northanger Abbey" can easily be seen as a coming-of-age story. Catherine is introduced as a young lady of seventeen, and the novel concludes with a more mature and experienced protagonist. Discuss how "Northanger Abbey" is a coming-of-age story.

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