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. Sir Elliot enjoys reading what sort of book?

2. It upsets lady Russell that who is going with Sir Elliot and Elizabeth?

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

4. To whom does Sir Elliot agree to rent the house?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the major event that happens in Chapter 12.

2. 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.

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

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

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

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

7. Describe how Sir Elliot wants Mr. Shepherd to rent out the house.

8. Explain what causes Anne to be overjoyed at the concert in Chapter 20.

9. Describe the first applicant to apply to rent Kellynch Hall.

10. Explain how Anne feels about Lady Russell's view of Mr. Elliot and Mr. Elliot's view of Mrs. Clay.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is Anne affected by social standing? If so, in what ways? Use examples from the book to prove your point.

Essay Topic 2

For most of the book, Anne's father and sisters don't treat her as if her opinion matters. Who does respect Anne's opinion on things and why do you think that is. Use examples from the book to back up your opinions.

Essay Topic 3

In the end of the book, Anne and Captain Wentworth have finally married. Describe how everyone's attitudes toward Captain Wentworth have either changed or stayed the same. Specifically, focus on Sir Elliot, Lady Russell and Elizabeth.

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