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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. What is John's opinion of Willoughby?
(a) He is a good man
(b) He is dimwitted
(c) He is a libertine
(d) He has a dark past

2. Why does Elinor wonder if Marianne and Willoughby will be able to sustain a conversation?
(a) They have already covered several topics
(b) They don't know each other well enough
(c) They hate each other
(d) They are both very reserved people

3. Which of the following words does Austen use to describe Sir John?
(a) A rogue
(b) A charlatan
(c) A sportsman
(d) A libertine

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

5. Whom does Elinor send a letter to when she arrives in London?
(a) Willoughby
(b) Edward
(c) Her mother
(d) Margeret

Short Answer Questions

1. Which two sisters go for a walk in the country?

2. Who does Mrs. Jennings say is coming to town?

3. Who does Mrs.Jennings bring for a visit?

4. Where do the Dashwoods visit in this chapter?

5. How many marriages has Henry Dashwood had?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Edward never approaches the subject of why he is so upset?

2. What do you think the importance of Willoughby is to the story at this point?

3. Does Elinor strike up a friendship with Lucy because she likes her?

4. Is Elinor a better match for Edward than Lucy?

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

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

7. Do you think John and Fanny have illegitimate reasons for not giving money to the Dashwood's?

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

9. Is Brandon a good match for Elinor?

10. Why do you think that at this point in the story, Austen has given the reader a lot more information about Colonel Brandon than about Willoughby?

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