Pride and Prejudice Chapter 50 - 53: Summary & Analysis


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Which of the following is NOT true about the reaction to Lydia's marriage in Chapter 50 of Pride and Prejudice?

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1. In Chapter 50 of Pride and Prejudice, why does Lizzy think of Mr. Darcy with longing?

2. In Chapter 51 of Pride and Prejudice, what is Lydia and Wickham's behavior at Longbourn like?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding the social class issues within the novel Pride and Prejudice are key to understanding the relationships among the characters. The questions on this quiz will test your knowledge of the social situations within the narrative. All of the quiz questions focus on your ability to interpret the reactions of individual characters to certain situations, and you will also need to know which previous events caused certain outcomes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Allow these assessment tools to show your familiarity with the following:

  • The effects of Lydia's marriage on her family
  • Lizzy's feelings about Mr. Darcy at this point in the novel
  • The secret Aunt Gardiner reveals to Lizzy
  • The Bennett family's thoughts about the return of Mr. Bingley

Skills Practiced

As you answer quiz questions and practice with the worksheet, you may sharpen the following skills:

  • Making connections -show your ability to link Aunt Gardiner's secret with the events leading to Lydia's marriage
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Lizzy's thoughts about Mr. Darcy and interpret them correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as how the Bennet family reacts to Wickham versus how they react to Mr. Bingley

Additional Learning

You can develop a deeper understanding of this section of the novel by going over the connected lesson, Pride and Prejudice Chapter 50 - 53: Summary and Analysis. Major concepts described in this lesson are as follows:

  • The interrelationship between fortune and marriage during this era
  • How the law of inheritance worked in England at this time
  • Detailed reviews of each chapter
  • An examination of character motivations and interactions