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 Wickham's excuse for not attending the ball at Netherfield?

2. Who is Mr. Collins closely associated with that gives him great pride?

3. Who is to inherit Longbourn when Mr. Bennet dies?

4. What breaks up the conversation between Elizabeth and Wickham at the party at Mrs. Phillip's house?

5. How does Mrs. Bennet respond to the news of Elizabeth's initial refusal the night after the ball at Longbourn?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which of the Bennet sisters does Caroline Bingley want to form a relationship with just after meeting them?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Jane's upsetting letter from Netherfield say after Elizabeth refuses Mr. Collins?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jealousy is an emotion that reared it's ugly head a number of times in this book. Which characters evoked this emotion, and how did they respond to their jealous tendencies? How did these instances affect the plot of the book?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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