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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 realize about Damerel's feelings in Chapter 17?
2. Why does Yardley go to London?
3. What does Sir Lambert apologize to Venetia for in Chapter 19?
4. What does Venetia have to figure out at the end of Chapter 17?
5. What do the dog that angers Mrs. Scorrier and Charlotte have in common?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why has Yardley come to London? What does Mrs. Hendred think of Yardley?
2. What disagreement arises because of Aubrey's dog, Bess, in Chapter 14?
3. How does Venetia react when she finds out that the woman at the theater is her mother?
4. What happens while Venetia, Yardley and Mrs. Hendred attend the theater?
5. What are Aubrey and Venetia shocked to find out upon returning to Undershaw in Chapter 10?
6. What kind of plan does Venetia come up with in Chapter 18?
7. What does Mrs. Hendred confess to Venetia at the end of Chapter 17 and how does Venetia react?
8. Why isn't Venetia enjoying her London trip?
9. Why does Venetia's uncle visit her in Chapter 15?
10. Why does Oswald intercept Damerel on his way home in Chapter 9?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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