Venetia Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Aubrey at the end of Chapter 3?

2. How does Lady Denny act toward Lord Damerel?

3. Who is Sophie Rendlesham?

4. What is big news in town in Chapter 3?

5. What does Oswald tell Venetia he is fearful of?

Short Essay Questions

1. What vexes Yardley at the end of Chapter 1?

2. What did Lady Denny's daughters think of Lord Damerel?

3. What is Venetia's relationship with Lady Denny?

4. How do Oswald and Yardley each view Damerel in relation to Venetia?

5. How does Damerel help Venetia in Chapter 2? What does he do after helping her?

6. Why does Venetia hesitate to go looking for Aubrey when he doesn't return home in Chapter 4?

7. What reasons does Venetia give Oswald for refusing to marry him?

8. How does Oswald view Damerel's return?

9. Before meeting him, what does Yardley decide he must let Damerel know? What ruins his intention?

10. Why is Damerel glad about Aubrey's injury? In what manner does he write to contact Venetia about it and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are some romance novel archetypes in the novel "Venetia"? What type of hero is Damerel? What type of heroine is Venetia? Give examples from the book to support your statements.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the relationship between Venetia and Damerel. How do they feel about one another when they first meet? How do their feelings progress as the novel progresses? What conflicts and obstacles do these characters face? How do they overcome these obstacles? Give examples and quotes from the book to support your statements.

Essay Topic 3

What are the different social classes in Regency England? What social class is Venetia a part of? How does Heyer illustrate the social divide during this time period? How are the actions of the principle and secondary characters influenced by their social classes?

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