8th Grade - Standard Check #3 - POV
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excerpt from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
 Mr. Bingley had soon made himself acquainted with all the principal people in the room; he was lively and unreserved, danced every dance, was angry that the ball closed so early, and talked of giving one himself at Netherfield. Such amiable qualities must speak for themselves. What a contrast between him and his friend! Mr. Darcy danced only once with Mrs. Hurst and once with Miss Bingley, declined being introduced to any other lady, and spent the rest of the evening in walking about the room, speaking occasionally to one of his own party. His character was decided. He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and everybody hoped that he would never come there again. Amongst the most violent against him was Mrs. Bennet, whose dislike of his general behavior was sharpened into particular resentment by his having slighted one of her daughters.
 Elizabeth Bennet had been obliged, by the scarcity of gentlemen, to sit down for two dances; and during part of that time, Mr. Darcy had been standing near enough for her to overhear a conversation between him and Mr. Bingley, who came from the dance for a few minutes, to press his friend to join in.
 “Come, Darcy,” said he, “I must have you dance. I hate to see you standing about by yourself in this stupid manner. You had much better dance.”
 “I certainly shall not. You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner. At such an assembly as this it would be insupportable. Your sisters are engaged, and there is not another woman in the room whom it would not be a punishment to me to stand up with.”
 “I would not be so fastidious as you are,” cried Bingley, “for a kingdom! Upon my honor, I never met with so many pleasant girls in my life as I have this evening; and there are several of them you see uncommonly pretty.”
What does the narrator’s word choice suggest about Mr. Bingley? (R.L. 2.6)
a. The narrator’s word choice suggests that Mr. Bingley is an unpleasant man who is disliked by the people at the ball.
b. The narrator’s word choice suggests that Mr. Bingley is well-liked by the people at the ball.
c. The narrator’s word choice suggests that Mr. Bingley is an excellent dancer with many partners.
d. The narrator’s word choice suggests that Mr. Bingley is a good friend and brother.
What two pieces of evidence support your answer to number 1? (R.L. 1.1)
a. Such amiable qualities must speak for themselves (paragraph 1)
b. He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and everybody hoped that he would never come there again (paragraph 1)
c. Elizabeth Bennet had been obliged, by the scarcity of gentlemen, to sit down for two dances (paragraph 2)
d. Your sisters are engaged, and there is not another woman in the room whom it would not be a punishment to me to stand up with (paragraph 4)
e. Upon my honor, I never met with so many pleasant girls in my life as I have this evening (paragraph 5)
Why does Mrs. Bennet believe that Mr. Darcy is “the most disagreeable man in the world”? Select all that apply.
a. Mr. Darcy is unattractive.
b. Mr. Darcy is rude.
c. Mr. Darcy is proud.
d. Mr. Darcy is shy.
e. Mr. Darcy would not dance with Mrs. Bennet’s daughters.
How does the phrase, stupid manner, as used in paragraph 3, show the relationship between Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy?
a. It shows that Mr. Bingley is offended by Mr. Darcy’s rude behavior.
b. It shows that Mr. Darcy believes Mr. Bingley is being too friendly.
c. It shows that Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy are close friends, and Mr. Bingley wants Mr. Darcy to relax.
d. It shows that Mr. Bingley dislikes Mr. Darcy and tolerates him because he is rich.
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