Sense and Sensibility Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what way does Elinor think Willoughby feels regret at not marrying Marianne?

2. Where does Mrs. Dashwood want to move to?

3. Why is Mrs. Dashwood unhappy with herself?

4. What does Edward ask Elinor?

5. Why does Colonel Brandon leave?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why do think social events are so important to the upper classes in eighteenth century Britain? Do you think events are purely informal? Why do you think Edward and Elinor react against such a life?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss whether you think the Colonel is a good match for Marianne. Is he a direct replacement for her sister? Do you think the match is more for the sake of Elinor than Marianne? If so, how much does Elinor's practicality oppress her sister's spontaneity?

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