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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Mrs. Jennings say Willoughby is now engaged to?
(a) Anne
(b) Lucy
(c) Miss Grey
(d) Fanny

2. Marianne tells her sister she will try to love Edward in what way?
(a) Like a brother
(b) Like an uncle
(c) Like a friend
(d) Like a child

3. Which nearby manor do the character's intend to visit the next day?
(a) Whitwell
(b) Cleveland
(c) Norden
(d) Barton

4. How long is the carriage ride to London?
(a) A week
(b) Three days
(c) Ten days
(d) Three hours

5. Which one of the sisters does Edward Ferrars devote his time to?
(a) Marianne
(b) Lucy
(c) Elinor
(d) Margeret

Short Answer Questions

1. Which two major character does Austen introduce in this chapter?

2. Which character does Mrs. Dashwood take an immediate dislike to?

3. What does Lucy want Edward to do for a living?

4. Why does Mrs. Jennings say Sir John will be disappointed?

5. Which of the following comments upsets Edward?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Elinor presented as the one who will make the right decisions for the Dashwoods?

2. What comparisons does Austen draw from the Dashwood's situation at Norland with John and their new situation in Barton with Sir John?

3. How do the group's discussion of what they will do with a fortune express their individual characters?

4. In this chapter, why is Brandon's sudden departure so important to the development of his character and particularly in comparison to Willoughby?

5. What does Sir John's character say about eighteenth century upper class?

6. Why is the fact the sisters are going to London so important?

7. In what way does Austen use Colonel Brandon to highlight the sister's differences in character?

8. Why do you think Elinor tries to act normally with Edward even though she is upset with his strange behavior?

9. How does Elinor display her logic and rationality in this chapter?

10. Why, if Elinor is so independent thinking and the one person in the family with sense, does she write to her mother for advice?

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