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 many daughters does Mrs. Bennett have?

2. What does Caroline convince Elizabeth to do while in the drawing room on her third night at Netherfield?

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

4. Where do the Bennet sisters go after their chance meeting on the way to Meryton?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

7. How does Charlotte seem to deal with the constant stupidity of her husband?

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

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

10. How often does Mr. Collins usually dine at Rosings with Lady Catherine?

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

Laughter and happiness is a common theme found in this book. Where does this come into play, and how does it affect the characters involved in these scenes?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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