Pride and Prejudice Chapter 1: Summary & Analysis


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Which of the following characters are present in the first chapter of Pride and Prejudice?

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1. Finish the following sentence: 'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that...'

2. In the first chapter of Pride and Prejudice, what does Mrs. Bennet want Mr. Bennet to do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Jane Austen pokes fun at the conventions of marriage throughout Pride and Prejudice. This quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of the novel's first chapter, including its characters and themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assets will check your knowledge of the following:

  • The characters present in the first chapter
  • An iconic quote from Pride and Prejudice
  • What Mrs. Bennet wants Mr. Bennet to do
  • Ideas about marriage the chapter presents
  • Why Mr. Bingley has moved to the neighborhood

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Chapter One of Pride and Prejudice
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Austen's thoughts about marriage
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characters met and discussed in Chapter One

Additional Learning

Chapter One of Pride and Prejudice introduces one of the novel's major themes: marriage. To learn more about Jane Austen's feelings about marriage and the novel's characters and events, review the lesson called Pride and Prejudice Chapter 1: Summary & Analysis, which covers the following:

  • Discussing the themes central to the novel
  • Introducing the main characters of the chapter and how they enforce the novel's themes
  • Describing the Bennet daughters and their characteristics