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Sense and Sensibility Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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?



Essay Topics

Discuss the chronological setting of the novel. What forms of transportation did they use? What methods of communication did they use? How does it affect the character's decisions? Do you think the characters would have made different life decisions if they were exposed to a more efficient way of living?

Discuss whether you think this statement is true or false: In Sense and Sensibility, the female characters are stronger than the male characters and control the story. Use one of the relationships in the novel--for example, Elinor and Edward, to highlight your argument.

Willoughby and Brandon both tell stories that move the Dashwoods. Why do you think Brandon elicits more sympathy? What do the story says about their different personalities?

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