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 causes a rift in the friendship between Elizabeth and Charlotte?

2. What does Mrs. Bennett complain of when her husband denies the request to meet the man who has bought Netherfield?

3. What does Mary do at the ball at Netherfield to embarrass Elizabeth?

4. Who does Elizabeth call on to decide whether or not Jane is well enough to go home after her first night at Netherfield?

5. Where does Mr. Bingley choose to spend his winter?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Mr. Collins request of Elizabeth during the upcoming ball at Netherfield?

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

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

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

6. What does Jane do when she hears of the engagement between Charlotte and Mr. Collins?

7. What are Elizabeth's immediate feelings of Mr. Bingley and his sisters when she first meets them?

8. What is Elizabeth's response to Mr. Collins' proposal for marriage?

9. Who does Caroline Bingley want her brother to marry?

10. What does Charlotte say to Elizabeth to defend her choice to marry Mr. Collins?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Secrecy is an extremely important theme of this book. What were some of the most highly-guarded secrets, and how did these secrets affect those who were a part of them? Is secrecy a good thing? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Mr. Wickham's foolhardy and arrogant nature wreaked havoc throughout the entire book. What are some examples of this foolish behavior, and how did these actions affect the characters around him?

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