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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. Mary wonders if the visitor will be Frederick or ____________.

2. Anne is more open about her opinions after what happens?

3. How old is Anne at the beginning of Chapter 4?

4. How many children does the admiral have?

5. What is Lady Russell's opinion of Anne?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Captain Frederick Wentworth at the beginning of Chapter 4.

2. What is Anne's reaction when Mrs. Smith tells her about rumors that Anne and Mr. Elliot are to wed and how does Mrs. Smith respond?

3. When everyone travels to Bath to surprise the Elliots, in Chapter 22, what news do they bring?

4. Why does Sir Elliot choose to rent his house to the person that he chooses?

5. Explain what type of person Mr. Shepherd considers renting Kellynch Hall to and why.

6. Explain what Anne and Admiral Croft discuss on their walk.

7. Explain how Anne's plans to leave for Bath are interrupted.

8. What news does Anne receiv about Captain Benwick, in a letter from Mary and how does it make everyone feel?

9. How does Mr. Elliot feel about Anne's refusal to attend a party because she wants to visit her old governess, Mrs. Smith.

10. Explain how Anne recalls her old relationship with Frederick.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe one of the following events in detail and explain how it affected the rest of the story:

What was the reason for the Elliots moving to Bath?

How did Louisa get injured?

How did Anne and Frederick finally reconcile?

Essay Topic 2

Anne is a caring person. Explain how she cares for and tries to help others throughout the book.

Essay Topic 3

Everyone is surprised by Captain Benwick's engagement to Louisa. Admiral Croft thought Louisa would marry Frederick. Do you feel that Louisa and Captain Benwick were a good match? Why or why not? If not, who do you think each one should have married and why?

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