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Pride and Prejudice - Setting
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Pride and Prejudice - Setting

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This senior high school English Literature quiz looks at setting in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Setting in a literary text means the location and the time in which the events take place. But its meaning extends beyond these basics. It can be very easy to forget that texts usually have several settings, since events can occur in different places and times.

1.
"When the tea-things were removed, and the card tables placed, the ladies all rose, and Elizabeth was then hoping to be soon joined by him, when all her views were overthrown, by seeing him fall a victim to her mother's rapacity for whist players, and in a few moments after seated with the rest of the party." What does this passage convey?
The difficulty of making space for a private conversation
The difficulty of spending time in the company of an enemy
The difficulty involved in entertaining guests
All of the above
The novel includes many situations where an honest conversation is impossible to arrange due to the presence of others
2.
Where do Elizabeth and Jane first meet the Bingleys and Mr Darcy?
At a ball
At Longbourn
In London
In Derbyshire
Balls are a regular occurrence. When Mrs Bennet is fretting that someone else's daughter will catch Mr Bingley's eye before her own daughters have been introduced, Elizabeth reminds her that they will certainly meet him at a ball
3.
Pride and Prejudice is set in which country?
Ireland
Scotland
England
Wales
The Bennet family live in Hertfordshire
4.
When is the novel set?
Sometime between the tail end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 18th
Sometime between the tail end of the 18th century and the early years of the 19th
Sometime between the tail end of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th
During the mid-twentieth century
The novel was first published in 1813 and is set in a time which is roughly contemporary
5.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh's appearance in the Bennet home towards the end of the novel is intrusive. Which of the following phrases does not convey this impression?
"Bingley instantly prevailed on Miss Bennet to avoid the confinement of such an intrusion, and walk away with him into the shrubbery"
"She entered the room with an air more than usually ungracious, made no other reply to Elizabeth's salutation, than a slight inclination of the head, and sat down without saying a word"
"Miss Bennet, there seemed to be a prettyish kind of a little wilderness on one side of your lawn. I should be glad to take a turn in it"
"Lady Catherine opened the doors into the dining-parlour and drawing-room, and pronouncing them, after a short survey, to be decent looking rooms, walked on"
Lady Catherine's appearance is presented as an imposition on the family which she is only able to make because of her sense of great superiority. Her request for a walk with Elizabeth frees the rest of the family from her presence, but also makes possible her insulting request that Elizabeth never agree to marry Mr Darcy
6.
Where is Mr Bennet most often to be found?
The kitchen
His library
Outdoors
The drawing room
Mr Bennet escapes family life, noise and discomfort by retreating to his library
7.
"It was rather small, but well built and convenient." Whose home does this describe?
Mr Wickham's
Mr Darcy's
Lady Catherine de Bourgh's
Mr Collins's and Charlotte's
Mr Collins is very proud of his home. Elizabeth believes that he tries to make her regret her refusal to marry him. Her unpleasant encounter with Mr Darcy takes place in the relatively cramped environment of this home
8.
Which of the following best describes the mood at Longbourn while the Bennet family awaits news of Lydia?
Indifferent
Solemn, but resigned
Sanguine
Anxious
Although news is eagerly awaited, each letter has the potential to bring disappointment, sorrow, or just further anxiety: "Every day at Longbourn was now a day of anxiety; but the most anxious part of each was when the post was expected"
9.
The Bennet's home is located in which of the following?
A rural village
A large, industrial town
A large, seaside town
In a small, wealthy city
Traveling plays a key role in the novel. Longbourn is a very small village a mile away from the somewhat larger Meryton. Netherfield Park is three miles away, a distance which becomes an issue when Jane falls ill after being caught in the rain
10.
What does Elizabeth appreciate about the grounds of Pemberley?
The grounds are formal rather than natural
The grounds retain their natural appearance
The grounds are compact and neat
The grounds are entirely wooded
Elizabeth approves of the way in which landscaping enhances the natural beauty of the grounds
Author:  Sheri Smith

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