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 does Venetia intend to do with her inheritance?

2. What does Aubrey spend most of his time doing?

3. How does Damerel win Aubrey's good opinion?

4. How does Damerel get Yardley to leave the Priory?

5. What is Yardley convinced of in Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe Venetia's younger brother, Aubrey.

4. What does Oswald decide when he is escorted into the room where Aubrey is in Chapter 8?

5. What does Venetia decide to do at the beginning of Chapter 2?

6. In Chapter 7, what does Damerel reveal is the real reason he returned to the Priory?

7. What did Mrs. Priddy once tell Venetia about her mother?

8. What does Damerel announce at the end of Chapter 2?

9. Why is Venetia happy when she wakes in Chapter 5?

10. What does Venetia plan to do with her inheritance? Why does she stay at her brother's estate?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motif of family in the novel "Venetia." Who are the members of Venetia's family? Does Venetia have good relationships with her family? Discuss the relationship between Venetia and her brother, Aubrey. How does Venetia's family help and/or hinder her relationship with Damerel. Give examples and quotes from the book to support your statements.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the motif of marriage in the novel "Venetia." Why is marriage so important to the characters of the novel? How is marriage portrayed in the novel? How is marriage a hurdle for Venetia? Give examples and quotes from the book to support your statements.

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