Persuasions #5, 1983                                                                                                                                            Pages 24-25 



Devised by Mary Floyd, Charles Hettinger, Catherine Lynch and Mary Reiner


(Click here to see answers to the quizzes, not in the original publication of Persuasions Number 5)


I.  Who made these observations?

    1. “Fine dancing, I believe, like virtue, must be its own reward.”

    2. “A man always imagines a woman to be ready for anybody who asks her.”

    3. “Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.”

    4. “One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”

    5. “A simple style of dress is so infinitely preferable to finery.”

    6. “Wickedness is always wickedness, but folly is not always folly.”

    7. “It is very unfair to judge of anybody’s conduct, without an intimate knowledge of the situation.”


II. Of whom were these observations made?

     1.  “Oh God! that I had never seen her!”

     2. “His temper was not his great perfection.”

     3. “Brother and sister! no indeed.”

     4. “... full of their merits, blind to their faults, and always innocently busy, might have been a model of right feminine happiness.” 

     5. “... will never submit to any thing requiring industry and patience, subjection of the fancy to the understanding.”

     6. “... entered into their troubles [of the poor] with ready sympathy and always gave ... assistance with as much intelligence as good-will.”


III. How old is? Mr. Knightley _____ Isabella _____ Harriet _____ Frank Churchill _____


IV. Who is the employer of? Hannah __________ James __________ Patty __________ Serle __________


V. Who lives at? Brunswick Square __________ Enscombe __________ Maple Grove __________


VI. What were Harriet’s “most precious possessions”? ____________________________________


VII.  Who were of the party at Weymouth? ______________________________________________


VIII. (a. Jane—Frank  b. Harriet—Robert  c. Emma—George  d. Augusta—Phillip)       

Place the pairs in chronological order of their engagements becoming public knowledge:

        1st ______2nd _____ 3rd _____ 4th _____

        Place the pairs in chronological order of their marriage:

        1st ______2nd _____ 3rd _____ 4th _____


IX. Of what occasion was it said, “A few very clever things said, a few downright silly, but by much larger portion neither the one nor the other—nothing worse than everyday remarks, dull repetitions, old news, and heavy jokes.” ___________________________

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