Pride and Prejudice 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. How much money does Darcy make every year?

2. What does Mr. Collins do the morning after the Bennets and Lucases dine together?

3. What does Miss Bingley say to Darcy when he tells her of his growing fondness for Elizabeth at the Lucas' house?

4. Who gives Mrs. Bennett a description of Mr. Bingley when her husband will not?

5. According to Wickham, why was he forced to become a foot soldier?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mr. Wickham become engaged to Miss King?

2. Who succeeds in engaging Mr. Darcy in conversation on the first evening Jane is well enough to come down to the drawing room while staying at Netherfield?

3. What does Mr. Bennet's cousin speak about almost obsessively during his visit at Longbourn?

4. How does Mr. Bingley calm the discussion between Elizabeth and Darcy on Elizabeth's second night at Netherfield?

5. What does Darcy say about Elizabeth just after meeting her that wounds her pride?

6. What does Mrs. Bennet brag about the day after the first meeting with Mr. Bingley?

7. Why does Elizabeth send for her mother to come to Netherfield after her first day there with Jane?

8. Who is Mr. Darcy supposedly betrothed to?

9. How long have the Bennets been married at the beginning of the book?

10. Who is the visitor that Mr. Bennet is expecting for dinner the night after Elizabeth and Jane return from their stay at Netherfield?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Friendship is a strong theme throughout the book. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the book, and what causes these changes?

Essay Topic 2

The concept of marrying well was a very intense responsibility in the times of this book. Where did this theme of marrying well take place in this book, and how did it affect some of the characters involved?

Essay Topic 3

Lady Catherine DeBourgh and Mrs. Bennet are very similar in nature although very different in many other areas. What are some of these intrinsic differences and similarities, and what message(s) was Austen was trying to send with these two characters?

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