Comprehension Test

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen    

1 Put the following events in the story in the right order. Number them 1–10.

a           Darcy went to Lydia and Wickham’s wedding.

b           Elizabeth learnt the truth about Darcy.

c           Elizabeth went to Derbyshire with the Gardiners.

d          Lydia went to Brighton with Mrs Forster.

e           Lydia brought her new husband home.

f           Elizabeth regretted criticizing Darcy.

g           She met Darcy at Pemberley.

                 

2 Which of these adjectives are used in the book to describe Darcy and Elizabeth? intelligent, cold, attractive, superior, modest, mocking, selfish, disagreeable, sensible, proud, laughter loving

Darcy: ...................., ...................., ....................

 

Elizabeth: ...................., ...................., …….......

 

3 What girl did Darcy introduce to Elizabeth in Pemberly?     

__________________________________________ 

5 Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)?

a           Mr Bingley first met the Bennets at church.

b           Darcy thought Elizabeth had beautiful eyes.

c           Mr Collins was a quiet, sensible man.

d           Elizabeth felt embarrassed by her family at Mr Bingley’s ball.

e           Mr Bingley wrote to say goodbye to Jane.

f           Lady Catherine was kind and polite.

g            After she read Darcy’s letter Elizabeth felt ashamed of herself.

 

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

Setting

Choose the best answer.

1       Mr and Mrs Bennet had five _____.

         a [  ] sons    b [  ] daughters    c [  ] children    d [  ] dogs

 

2       Netherfield was the finest house in the area, with the _____.

         a [  ] most beautiful lake    b [  ] most sheep

         c [  ] finest woods    d [  ] largest gardens

 

3       Mrs Bennet thought the _____ of the family should visit new neighbours first.

         a [  ] mother    b [  ] father    c [  ] son    d [  ] head

 

4       Mr Bennet thought that Lizzie was _____ her sisters.

         a [  ] not as clever as    b [  ] prettier than

         c [  ] more intelligent than    d [  ] kinder than

 

5       Mr Bennet had suffered being married to his wife for _____ years.

         a [  ] 23    b [  ] 19    c [  ] 30    d [  ] 26

 

6       The Bennets lived in Longbourn, and _____ were often held in the nearest town.

         a [  ] public dances    b [  ] walks in the park

         c [  ] farmers’ markets    d [  ] tea parties

 

7       Mr Bingley made himself popular with ladies by _____ and talking to everyone.

         a [  ] eating    b [  ] smoking    c [  ] joking    d [  ] dancing

 

8       After the dance the Bennet and Bingley families began to visit each other _____.

         a [  ] every day    b [  ] every week    c [  ] every few days    d [  ] once a week

 

9       The regiment had arrived in Meryton and was to stay for _____.

         a [  ] the whole winter    b [  ] the whole summer

         c [  ] a few weeks    d [  ] a year or two

 

10     Jane was invited to stay because _____.

         a [  ] her horse was too tired to return home    b [  ] she caught a cold

         c [  ] it was too late to go home    d [  ] Miss Bingley wanted her to

Characters

Choose the best answer.

11     Bingley was from the north of _____.

         a [  ] Scotland    b [  ] Wales    c [  ] England    d [  ] Ireland

 

12     Bingley had an income of _____ pounds a year.

         a [  ] four or five thousand    b [  ] four or five hundred

         c [  ] five or six hundred    d [  ] five or six thousand

 

13     Mrs Bennet was only interested in _____ and finding husbands for her daughters.

         a [  ] reading, writing    b [  ] listening to music

         c [  ] talking, shopping    d [  ] riding

 

14     Lydia was the _____ of the Bennet children.

         a [  ] most charming    b [  ] most beautiful    c [  ] most intelligent    d [  ] noisiest

 

15     It was thought that Mr Darcy was _____ and considered himself superior to country people.

         a [  ] proud and disagreeable    b [  ] kind and sensitive

         c [  ] inferior and vulgar    d [  ] considerate and agreeable

 

16     Jane was always ready to see the _____.

         a [  ] good side of people’s characters    b [  ] bad side of Mr Darcy

         c [  ] bad side of her parents’ characters    d [  ] bad side of people’s characters

 

17     Charlotte Lucas was a _____ young woman.

         a [  ] quiet, shy    b [  ] sensible, intelligent

         c [  ] beautiful    d [  ] superior, obstinate

 

18     Mrs Bennet had a brother who _____.

         a [  ] owned a large house    b [  ] had no money

         c [  ] owned shops    d [  ] lived with his parents

 

19     Mr Bennet’s cousin, _____ would inherit all his property when he died.

         a [  ] Mr Collins    b [  ] Mr Wickham    c [  ] Mr Bingley    d [  ] Mr Philips

 

20     Mr Wickham appeared far more _____ than the other officers.

         a [  ] superior    b [  ] vulgar    c [  ] obstinate    d [  ] gentlemanly

 

Vocabulary

Choose the best answer.

21     to laugh unkindly at someone

         a [  ] propose    b [  ] mock    c [  ] superior    d [  ] contempt

 

22     moral principles; a privilege or pleasure

         a [  ] servility    b [  ] morals    c [  ] disdain    d [  ] honour

 

23     to have too low an opinion of something

         a [  ] vulgar    b [  ] underestimate    c [  ] mock    d [  ] reject

 

24     a feeling of liking or love for a place or person

         a [  ] favourable    b [  ] apparent    c [  ] attachment    d [  ] considerate

 

25     well trained or educated in social skills

         a [  ] accomplished    b [  ] agreeable    c [  ] elegance    d [  ] superior

 

26     more important than other people

         a [  ] vulgar    b [  ] superior    c [  ] obstinate    d [  ] accomplished

 

27     of a feeling shared by two people

         a [  ] propose    b [  ] sociable    c [  ] compliment    d [  ] mutual

 

28     refusing to change one’s opinions or actions

         a [  ] superior    b [  ] vulgar    c [  ] obstinate    d [  ] flatter

 

29     to become red in the face when embarrassed

         a [  ] blush    b [  ] blur    c [  ] bore    d [  ] ban

 

30     a priest in the Church of England

         a [  ] regiment    b [  ] rector    c [  ] patron    d [  ] master, mistress

Plot

Choose the best answer.

31     The ladies at the dance admired Darcy until they became aware aware of _____.

         a [  ] his shoes    b [  ] his constant frown    c [  ] his smile    d [  ] his terrible clothes

 

32     Elizabeth was _____ to tempt Darcy.

         a [  ] too talkative    b [  ] not attractive enough

         c [  ] not rich enough    d [  ] too beautiful

 

33     Darcy left Netherfield to go to London as he was impatient to _____.

         a [  ] meet his parents    b [  ] see Elizabeth again

         c [  ] see his sister    d [  ] go to a dance

 

34     Elizabeth could not understand why Charlotte would agree to marry such an _____ man.      a [  ] obstinate    b [  ] important    c [  ] unsociable    d

[  ] inferior

 

35     Darcy had tried to _____.

         a [  ] encourage Bingley to marry Jane

         b [  ] get Wickham to elope with Lydia

         c [  ] separate Bingley and Jane    d [  ] propose to Jane

 

36     Elizabeth met Darcy when visiting with _____.

         a [  ] Jane and Charlotte    b [  ] her parents

         c [  ] her aunt and uncle    d [  ] Mr Collins

 

37     Lydia married Wickham from _____ house.

         a [  ] Collins’    b [  ] Gardiner’s    c [  ] Lady Catherine’s    d [  ] Philips’

 

38     Lady Catherine warned Elizabeth that if she married Darcy she would _____.

         a [  ] be unhappy    b [  ] have no friends

         c [  ] be happy    d [  ] not be noticed by his family

 

39     Mrs Bennet respected her future son-in-law too much to _____.

         a [  ] say more than a few words to him    b [  ] have tea with him

         c [  ] talk to him about Elizabeth    d [  ] go for a walk with him

 

40     Mr Bingley and Jane stayed for only a year at Netherfield, before _____.

         a [  ] getting jobs    b [  ] moving north    c [  ] moving south    d [  ] getting married