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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 kind of woman does Marianne and Willoughby think Brandon attracts?
(a) Widows and married women
(b) Loose women
(c) Insane women
(d) Pleasant and kind women

2. Who does Elinor see Willoughby with?
(a) A princess
(b) A fashionable looking young woman
(c) His elderly mother
(d) Lucy Steele

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

4. Who is the first person to visit the sisters in London?
(a) Edward
(b) Colonel Brandon
(c) Lucy Steele
(d) Willoughby

5. Why is Marianne not happy Edward is marrying Elinor?
(a) He does not have a job
(b) He does not love her
(c) He does not have any money
(d) He is not dashing enough

Short Answer Questions

1. Why could Willoughby not marry Marianne?

2. What does Marianne want to do?

3. Which of the sisters stays behind from visiting Lady Middleton?

4. What information is Marianne unwilling to share with her mother?

5. Which two character does Mrs. Jennings try to match up?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is Brandon a good match for Elinor?

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

3. Outline what you think are Elinor's main characteristics.

4. 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?

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

6. How does Edward's arrival produce new hope for the Dashwood's?

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

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 further show her tact in this chapter?

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

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