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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. How much money does John initially decide to give his stepmother and sisters?
(a) 500 ponds
(b) 10,000 pounds
(c) 1,000 pounds
(d) 100 pounds

2. What does Marianne plan to do while in London?
(a) Find a husband
(b) Visit Willoughby
(c) Visit the national gallery
(d) Meet royalty

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

4. What are the first names of the Steele sisters?
(a) Daisy and Petal
(b) Anne and Lucy
(c) Paula and Rose
(d) Fran and Elizabeth

5. What does Willoughby offer Marianne as a present?
(a) A pony
(b) A goat
(c) A dog
(d) A horse

Short Answer Questions

1. Which part of London does Mrs. Jennings own a home?

2. What topic of conversation do the Dashwoods draw Edward into?

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

4. How much money does Edward earn per year?

5. Which nearby manor do the character's intend to visit the next day?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Does Elinor make the right decision in telling her about Willoughby?

3. In what ways are Marianne and Mrs. Dashwood alike?

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

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

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

7. Do you think John is a naturally selfish person, or has Fanny turned him against his family?

8. How is Mrs. Dashwood one of the more unselfish characters in the book?

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

10. In what ways does Marianne's illness show the difference between the characters?

(see the answer keys)

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