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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. Why did Venetia climb a ladder?
2. What does Damerel do after untangling Venetia?
3. After speaking to Aubrey in Chapter 5, where does Venetia excuse herself to go?
4. How does Oswald try to act around Venetia?
5. What does Venetia notice about Damerel?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Venetia feel about her deceased father?
2. What does Venetia think Damerel means when he says he would not have kissed her had she been with an attendant?
3. What does Damerel announce at the end of Chapter 2?
4. What reasons does Venetia give Oswald for refusing to marry him?
5. What does Oswald decide when he is escorted into the room where Aubrey is in Chapter 8?
6. How does Damerel earn Aubrey's good opinion?
7. How do Oswald and Yardley each view Damerel in relation to Venetia?
8. In Chapter 7, what does Damerel reveal is the real reason he returned to the Priory?
9. What does Venetia tell Damerel he is the first to perceive in Chapter 7?
10. Why is Aubrey unhappy to see Yardley and Oswald ride up to the manor in Chapter 1?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the motif of separation in the novel "Venetia." How does the separation between Venetia and Damerel during Venetia's trip to London affect each of them? Why does Damerel encourage Venetia to go to London and how does this make her feel? What does Venetia spend her time doing while she is away from Damerel? Give examples and quotes from the book to support your statements.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze and interpret Heyer's use of irony in the novel "Venetia." What are the three types of irony? What are some examples of irony in the novel? Why might Heyer have chosen to use irony when she does? Quote the text to strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the setting of the novel. How does the setting affect the plot and the characters? How does Heyer create a realistic portrayal of Regency England?
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