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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. Who does Venetia receive a lengthy letter from in Chapter 13?
2. Why is Venetia unable to sleep during her London trip in Chapter 16?
3. What does Mrs. Hendred think about Yardley as possible husband for Venetia?
4. What does Venetia threaten to do if Oswald does not apologize in Chapter 9?
5. Why does Venetia visit a neighbor in Chapter 15?
Short Essay Questions
1. What disagreement arises because of Aubrey's dog, Bess, in Chapter 14?
2. What does Venetia talk to her mother about when she meets her for the first time?
3. What does Sir John and Lady Denny do after they hear that Oswald challenged Damerel to a duel?
4. How does Mrs. Hendred try to meddle in Venetia's affairs?
5. Why does Venetia need to find a new place for Aubrey? What solution does she find?
6. What happens while Venetia, Yardley and Mrs. Hendred attend the theater?
7. How does Venetia react when she finds out that the woman at the theater is her mother?
8. What are Aubrey and Venetia shocked to find out upon returning to Undershaw in Chapter 10?
9. Why does Oswald intercept Damerel on his way home in Chapter 9?
10. How does Damerel react when Venetia tells him that she intends to set up house for herself in Chapter 13?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the social rules and manners that the characters must abide by during this time period. How do these social rules affect the plot and characters of the novel? How do they create barriers in Venetia's and Damerel's relationship? Use two sources in addition to the novel to help 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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