Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why has Edward ended up having a idle life?
2. How long does Edward stay with the Dashwoods?
3. Who does Lucy say she has been secretly engaged to for a year?
4. What does Elinor worry Edward's mother and sister will force him to do?
5. Which of the following phrases does Austen use to describe Edward's mood?
Short Essay Questions
1. Do you think John is a naturally selfish person, or has Fanny turned him against his family?
2. Does Elinor strike up a friendship with Lucy because she likes her?
3. Is John completely dominated by his wife?
4. How do the group's discussion of what they will do with a fortune express their individual characters?
5. Why is Mrs. Dashwood so taken with Willoughby?
6. Is Elinor closer to Marianne in character than first thought?
7. How does Elinor further show her tact in this chapter?
8. What do you think the importance of Willoughby is to the story at this point?
9. Why is Elinor presented as the one who will make the right decisions for the Dashwoods?
10. Have the sisters changed during their time in London?
Look at the structure of the novel.
1) How does Austen use character and dialogue to drive the narrative?
2) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution, and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?
3) Away from the main characters Marianne and Elinor, examine the way Austen uses him or her in the story. Does she use him or her for dramatic effect or comic aside? When does she introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?
Jane Austen often presents John Dashwood as a figure to make fun of. Do you think this is fair to his character? Is his decision not to give his sisters any money more than just a financial decision? Does he try to make it up to them as the story progresses? What does this say about his character?
Austen was an unmarried daughter of a rector. With this in mind and anything else you know about Austen's life, which character resembles Austen the most?
1) Does she use that character to give her opinions of eighteenth century society?
2) Which characters do you think Austen shows less appreciation for? How do these characters differ from the main character?
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