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 does Mr. Collins think about Elizabeth's initial refusal of him the night after the ball at Netherfield?

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

3. What is Elizabeth forced to do while dining at Rosings one day after church?

4. What does Elizabeth's favorite aunt warn her against while she is visiting at Longbourn?

5. What does Lydia say to Lord Lucas when he comes bearing news of his daughter's upcoming nuptials?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mr. Bennet scold his wife for not telling him she was sick of Mr. Bingley?

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

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

4. Who is Mrs. Forster?

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

6. Where does Lydia want her father to take the whole family to spend the summer?

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

8. Why do Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth not speak to each other when he comes to dine at Longbourn after Lydia's marriage?

9. Who travels to Hunsford with Elizabeth to visit Charlotte in her new home?

10. Why does Elizabeth feel that sympathy is not due towards Charlotte for her bad choice of a husband?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

Essay Topic 2

This book takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affected the course of the plot. Why might Jane Austen have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 3

The characters in this book each had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and describe their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affected the characters around them.

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