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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 does Yardley tell Venetia she must stop doing in Chapter 3?

2. How does Oswald try to act around Venetia?

3. Why is Yardley threatened by Damerel?

4. Who owns the manor Venetia lives in?

5. What does Oswald decide when he visit's the Priory?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't Damerel kiss Venetia in Chapter 9?

2. Describe Venetia's younger brother, Aubrey.

3. What are Aubrey and Venetia shocked to find out upon returning to Undershaw in Chapter 10?

4. What scandalous information does Lady Denny tell Venetia about Lord Damerel?

5. What kind of plan does Venetia come up with in Chapter 18?

6. What does Venetia think Damerel means when he says he would not have kissed her had she been with an attendant?

7. How does Venetia get along with Sir Lambert?

8. What does Venetia tell Damerel he is the first to perceive in Chapter 7?

9. What does Philip discuss with Damerel and Venetia in Chapter 21?

10. How does Mrs. Hendred convince Venetia to go out on the town with her and Yardley? Where do they go?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the dialogue used in the novel "Venetia." What are some terms or phrases that are not used today, but would have been used during the early 19th century? How do the characters speak to one another? How does the dialogue show the social classes of the characters? Strengthen your position by using quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 2

What is a character foil? Who are the character foils in "Venetia"? Why are these characters examples of character foils? How do they influence the other characters and the plot? Make sure you define character foil and give specific examples of each character's influence on others and the plot by using quotes to support your statements.

Essay Topic 3

What is the genre of the novel "Venetia"? Discuss this genre and some common elements of the genre. What are some other novels of this genre?

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