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. Anne is not looking forward to a meeting between Captain Wentworth and whom?

2. Who is Miss Clay?

3. Who plans to bring Anne to stay with them until they travel on to Bath?

4. Who claims to be sick and calls Anne to his/her side?

5. Anne was courted by a man who later married whom?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain what Anne thinks of staying at Uppercross.

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

4. What does Anne overhear Frederick telling Louisa that hurts Anne?

5. Explain how Lady Russell's attitude toward Anne, in Chapter 2, is different from Sir Elliot and Elizabeth's attitude toward Anne.

6. Whom does Mary spot outside speaking to each other and what is unusual about it?

7. Explain how the family decides to cut costs.

8. In the final chapter, why does Sir Elliot not object to Anne marrying Frederick?

9. Explain how Sir Elliot and Elizabeth deal with their financial situation.

10. Explain why Admiral Croft did not need to invite Frederick to Bath.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Explain what role Lady Russell plays in the book. Include other examples, besides just her disapproval of Captain Wentworth.

Essay Topic 3

Mary and Charles play a large role in Anne's life, especially in the early part of the book. Explain how Anne relates to them. Do they listen to her? Does she help them? Does she feel caught in the middle? Use examples from the book to explain.

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