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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who comes to Meryton that offers more gossip than Lydia can handle at the beginning of the book?
(a) The royal family.
(b) The Bingleys.
(c) A regiment of soldiers.
(d) Mr. Darcy.

2. Who defends Elizabeth when Miss Bingley starts speaking poorly of her after their dinner together?
(a) Mrs. Bennet.
(b) Jane.
(c) Darcy and Bingley.
(d) Mr. Hurst.

3. Where does Mr. Bingley choose to spend his winter?
(a) Meryton.
(b) Pemberley.
(c) London.
(d) Netherfield.

4. What does Elizabeth's favorite aunt warn her against while she is visiting at Longbourn?
(a) To never listen to the gossip of the town.
(b) To not fall in love with Mr. Wickham.
(c) To not allow her sister to wallow in despair over lost love that never was.
(d) To not be like her mother.

5. How does Elizabeth describe her first reaction to Lady Catherine?
(a) Proud and loud.
(b) Shrewd and arrogant.
(c) Large and haughty.
(d) Thin and sickly.

6. What is in the letter from Caroline Bingley that distresses Jane a few days after the ball at Netherfield?
(a) News that Mr. Bingley and his family highly disapproves of the Bennet family.
(b) News that Bingley's business has collapsed and his fortune is lost.
(c) News that Bingley and Mr. Darcy's sister are engaged.
(d) News that they are leaving to London and do not plan to return.

7. What favor does Mr. Collins ask of Elizabeth after Bingley and his sisters visit Longbourn?
(a) An hour of private conversation.
(b) To read some of Frodyce's sermons with him and her sisters.
(c) Her first two dances at the ball at Netherfield.
(d) Some advice about how to propose to her sister.

8. Who does Mr. Bennet announce will be dining with them at Longbourn shortly after Jane returns home from Netherfield?
(a) Mr. Darcy.
(b) Mr. Wickham.
(c) Mr. Collins.
(d) Mr. Bingley.

9. What is the name of the man who has just bought Netherfield?
(a) Mr. Wickham.
(b) Mr. Bingley.
(c) Mr. Collins.
(d) Mr. Darcy.

10. What breaks up the conversation between Elizabeth and Wickham at the party at Mrs. Phillip's house?
(a) A dance.
(b) Another conversation.
(c) A game of whist.
(d) Dinner.

11. According to Wickham, why was he forced to become a foot soldier?
(a) He gave a promise to the late Mr. Darcy Sr.
(b) He was wrongly accused of a crime.
(c) Mr. Darcy refused to give him his rightful inheritance.
(d) He feels it is his moral obligation.

12. Who does Elizabeth seek out to protect her against further advances from Mr. Collins?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Mr. Darcy.
(c) Lady DeBourgh.
(d) Her father.

13. What is Elizabeth doing to pass the time on her second evening at Netherfield while caring for Jane?
(a) Playing a card game.
(b) Writing a letter.
(c) Needlepoint work.
(d) Reading a book.

14. What does Elizabeth do when she hears Mr. Darcy slight her at the first ball of the book?
(a) She plans to take vengeance on him.
(b) She confronts him about it.
(c) She laughs and tells the story to all her friends.
(d) She cries and runs away.

15. What does Charlotte do when the Bennets and Lucases dine together after Elizabeth's refusal of Mr. Collins?
(a) Gosips with Elizabeth.
(b) Reads sermons.
(c) Listens to Mr. Collins.
(d) Observes the odd tension in the family.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Collins do the morning after the ball at Netherfield?

2. While Bingley is beginning to court Jane, what does Mr. Darcy begin to notice about Lizzie that makes her more beautiful in his eyes?

3. Why does Elizabeth think that Bingley left Netherfield so suddenly in the first place?

4. Who convinces Jane to stay at Netherfield one more night when she is well enough to return home?

5. What is the purpose of Mr. Collin's visit to Longbourn?

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