Literary Themes in Pride and Prejudice


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One of the literary themes found in Pride and Prejudice is _____.

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1. What potential consequence does Lydia's elopement have on her sisters?

2. Mr. Darcy's prejudice against Elizabeth is largely because of her _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Pride and Prejudice is one of Jane Austen's best-known and best-loved books. The questions on this quiz and worksheet will test you on the literary themes that she addresses through the characters and events in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer questions that test you on:

  • Which theme is present in Pride and Prejudice
  • How Lydia's elopement could harm her sisters
  • Why Jane Austen matches Elizabeth Bennet to Mr. Darcy

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of social mores in the 19th century to identify an action of Elizabeth's that could be harmful to her reputation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about how the Bennets' treatment in society differs from that of the Darcys or the Bingleys
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the literary themes Austen presents in this novel

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson titled Literary Themes in Pride and Prejudice to explore this topic further. The lesson will enable you to meet these objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of a woman's reputation
  • Identify the person Lydia elopes with
  • Describe the behavior expected from women, especially young, unmarried women, in the 19th century