Money in Pride and Prejudice: Explanation & Examples


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Mr. Wickham was left employment (a living) as what?

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1. Mr. Darcy's wealth does NOT come from which source?

2. How much money is it speculated that Mr. Darcy earns every year?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Austen introduces the theme of money and marriage in the first sentence of Pride and Prejudice, and she continues, throughout the novel, to use financial status to describe characters and explain events. To check your understanding of how the theme of money moves the plot and highlights the morals and manners of individual characters, use this handy worksheet and quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions on money in Pride and Prejudice cover the following aspects of the novel:

  • Sources of income described in the novel
  • Money's effect on values and behavior
  • Mr. Darcy's income and its role in the novel
  • The financial status of different characters

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge and insight you've gained on the theme of money in Pride and Prejudice
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview of the theme of money in the novel and understand how it fuels the plot
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the novel to explain how characters are revealed through their attitudes toward money

Additional Learning

For more help understanding the role of money in the novel, read the lesson, Money in Pride and Prejudice: Explanation & Examples. The lesson helps you meet the following objectives:

  • Explain the link between money and marriage
  • Describe money's effect on manners and behavior
  • Relate the theme of money to the novel's title
  • Compare and contrast wealth's effect on Mr. Darcy and Lady De Bourgh