Persuasion 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. Chapter 3 follows a conversation between the Elliots and whom?

2. What happens when Anne finds out that Frederick's sister is nearby?

3. Who is Miss Clay?

4. Why does Anne break off the engagement?

5. Who does not even remember Anne's connection to Frederick?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain what Anne thinks of staying at Uppercross.

2. How does Lady Russell feel about Mrs. Clay going to Bath in Anne's place?

3. Describe Sir Walter Elliot.

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

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

6. Explain Anne's reasons for calling off the engagement to Captain Wentworth.

7. 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?

8. How does Lady Russell feel about Anne staying at Uppercross cottage?

9. Explain the event towards the end of Chapter 10 that causes Anne to believe that she finally understands Frederick.

10. Describe the sort of trouble the Elliots are facing in Chapter 1.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Anne is the main character in Persuasion and she has very different opinions from most of the other characters. Use examples from the book to show how Anne views social status as opposed to how others in the book view it.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

From the point that he shows back up in the lives of the Elliots, Mr. Elliot, the heir, has questionable motivations. Describe Mr. Elliot. Do you trust his motivations, even though he has a bad history? Why or why not?

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