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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 is the striking woman who Venetia saw in Chapter 18?
2. Why does Venetia visit a neighbor in Chapter 15?
3. Why do Sir John and Lady Denny send Oswald away?
4. What does Venetia tell her aunt at the end of Chapter 19?
5. Why does Mrs. Priddy dote on Charlotte?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Mrs. Scorrier try to make amends with Venetia in Chapter 15?
2. What disagreement arises because of Aubrey's dog, Bess, in Chapter 14?
3. Why doesn't Damerel kiss Venetia in Chapter 9?
4. Why does Yardley finally lose interest in Venetia in Chapter 19?
5. How does Damerel react when Venetia tells him that she intends to set up house for herself in Chapter 13?
6. Why has Yardley come to London? What does Mrs. Hendred think of Yardley?
7. What does Mrs. Hendred confess to Venetia at the end of Chapter 17 and how does Venetia react?
8. Why does Venetia's uncle visit her in Chapter 15?
9. What does Sir John and Lady Denny do after they hear that Oswald challenged Damerel to a duel?
10. How does Venetia get along with Sir Lambert?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the author of the novel, Georgette Heyer. Is she a respected novelist? What has she achieved throughout her career? What types of novels does she write? Are there similarities between "Venetia" and her other novels?
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
Discuss the conclusion of the novel. What happens at the end of the novel? Is it expected? Are you satisfied with the ending? Are there any unanswered questions?
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