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Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

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Volume One, Chapters 19-23 Questions and Answers

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Study Questions
1. What is Mr. Collins’ first argument to Elizabeth explaining why he should marry?

2. What does Mr. Bennet say to Elizabeth that he will do if she accepts Collins’ proposal?

3. What does Wickham say about his absence from the ball?

4. Who sends Jane a letter?

5. Who does the letter imply should receive Mr. Bingley’s affections?

6. Who received Mr. Collins’ second proposal?

7. Why does Charlotte agree to become married?

8. How does Mrs. Bennet react to Charlotte’s marriage plans?

9. How long will Bingley be absent from Netherfield?

10. How does Charlotte’s age reflect on her decision to marry?

1. He says a reverend should marry to set a good example for his parishioners.

2. He tells her that if she accepts, he’ll never speak to her again.

3. He tells Elizabeth that he stayed away to avoid a confrontation with Darcy.

4. She receives a letter from Caroline Bingley.

5. Miss Bingley refers to a prior arrangement for Bingley to marry Georgiana Darcy.

6. His second proposal is to Charlotte Lucas.

7. She has no romantic notions, and wishes to have a position in society.

8. She can only dwell on the fact that Charlotte will someday be the mistress of Langbourn.

9. His sister’s letter states all winter. This is a period of six months.

10. She is plain, considers herself an old maid in her late twenties, and seeks to be settled in a position.

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