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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 do Venetia and Sir Lambert encounter on the walk home in Chapter 19?
2. Why does Mrs. Scorrier stop interfering in Aubrey's affairs after awhile?
3. Why do Sir John and Lady Denny send Oswald away?
4. What does Sir Lambert apologize to Venetia for in Chapter 19?
5. How does Venetia feel when she is busy in Chapter 16?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the arrival of Mrs. Scorrier affect the running of Undershaw?
2. What does Sir John and Lady Denny do after they hear that Oswald challenged Damerel to a duel?
3. Why does Mrs. Scorrier try to make amends with Venetia in Chapter 15?
4. Why isn't Venetia enjoying her London trip?
5. Why doesn't Damerel kiss Venetia in Chapter 9?
6. Why does Venetia's uncle visit her in Chapter 15?
7. What disagreement arises because of Aubrey's dog, Bess, in Chapter 14?
8. What conflict is Venetia burdened with in Chapter 14?
9. Why does Yardley finally lose interest in Venetia in Chapter 19?
10. How does Mrs. Hendred convince Venetia to go out on the town with her and Yardley? Where do they go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
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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