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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 arrives at Mrs. Jennings house while they are out?
(a) A horse
(b) A card from Willoughby
(c) A gift from Willoughby
(d) A carriage

2. What does Lucy ask Elinor to do to help Edward become a minister?
(a) Let him be the rector at her wedding
(b) Persuade John to give Edward Norland Parish
(c) Buy him a bible
(d) Talk to him about it

3. Why does Elinor think her situation with Edward is better than Marianne's situation with Willoughby?
(a) Edward does not like socializing
(b) They were never really love
(c) They never got engaged
(d) At least they can still be friendly

4. What does Willoughby stand to inherit?
(a) A shipping business
(b) Oxford Street in London
(c) Nothing
(d) A home and a fortune from an old lady

5. Why does John express sorrow to the fact the Dashwoods are moving so faraway?
(a) He does not want to be left alone with his wife
(b) He wanted to get to know them better
(c) He needed them to do the house work
(d) He will have to deliver furniture by boat rather than by road

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the first names of the Steele sisters?

2. How does Elinor keep herself busy when Edward leaves?

3. Who do the Dashwoods encounter on a walk in the countryside?

4. Which one of the sisters does Edward Ferrars devote his time to?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Elinor further show her tact in this chapter?

2. Why do you think Austen presents Sir John and his wife as nice people, but overall overbred simpletons?

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

7. Is it important that Mr. and Mrs. Palmer are opposites?

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

9. Why is Mrs. Dashwood so taken with Willoughby?

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

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