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Pride and Prejudice

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1813

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Volume 1, Chapters 1-3

Reading Check

1. What gentleman arrives at the Netherfield estate and becomes the subject of discussion for the Bennet family?

2. Which of Mrs. Bennet’s daughters does Mrs. Bennet suggest will first dance with Mr. Bingley at the ball?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. How is Mrs. Bennet’s character portrayed in the first three chapters of Pride and Prejudice

Paired Resource

Historical Context of Pride and Prejudice

  • An article discussing the cultural implications of the gentry, gender roles, landownership, and literacy in Regency England
  • Supports the themes of Pride and Prejudice and Social Hierarchy
  • How is land passed down to future generations in the landed gentry? How do inheritance laws affect The Role of Women and the Importance of Marriage in Regency England?

Volume 1, Chapters 4-6

Reading Check

1. Mr. Bingley’s sisters are described as proud and haughty because of their large fortune, but which social flaw should prevent them from being so?

2. Which of Mr. Darcy’s flaws could Mrs. Bennet have overlooked if he had not insulted her?

3. Why is Charlotte concerned about the relationship between Jane and Mr.

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By Jane Austen