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. What is the only thing anyone talks about during Elizabeth's first day at Charlotte's house?

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

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

4. How many times does Darcy dance at the first ball of the book?

5. Who stops the argument between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy on her second evening at Netherfield?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Miss Bingley so happy to see Elizabeth head home after her stay at Netherfield?

2. What is the first question that Mr. Darcy asks Elizabeth when he visits her in Hunsford?

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

4. What does Elizabeth do after hearing that Jane is too sick to come home from Netherfield?

5. Why does Jane arrive at Netherfield completely drenched when she comes to dine with Caroline Bingley?

6. What does Mr. Bennet tell Elizabeth he will do if she accepts the proposal from Mr. Collins?

7. 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?

8. Who does Elizabeth meet in Meryton during a walk with her sisters that takes her fancy almost immediately?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are two basic and obvious themes in this book, pride and prejudice. What is the difference between the two, and where in the book do these themes appear?

Essay Topic 2

Lady Catherine DeBourgh was a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How did she accomplish this? What are some ways that her presence, however brief, alters the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if Lady Catherine had not been in the book at all?

Essay Topic 3

What did Elizabeth learn about herself from her confrontations with Lady Catherine, and how did these interactions cause her to change?

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