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

2. In the end, who actually goes back to Uppercross?

3. The group is going to visit friends of which person at the seaside town?

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

5. Halfway back to the cottage, everyone meets ____________ riding in a buggy.

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how the group feels about Captain Benwick.

2. Explain what happens the day before the planned dinner at Uppercross that keeps Anne from attending.

3. How does Sir Elliot feel about naval officers?

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

5. Anne has been dreading going to Bath. Explain why the reception she gets on her arrival is surprising at first, and then not as much.

6. What announcement do the Crofts make when Anne and Lady Russell visit them and what does it mean for Anne?

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

8. Explain what Mrs. Smith tells Anne about the time when Mr. Elliot was a friend of the Smiths.

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

10. Describe how Anne feels about her brother-in-law, Charles.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose any courtship or marriage in the book besides Anne and Frederick's and cite examples of how it affected the rest of the characters.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the three Elliot daughters at the beginning of the book. How is each similar or different when the book opens?

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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