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Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen

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1. How old is Catherine?

2. Who is Mrs. Allen?

3. What novel does Catherine read while she's in Bath?

4. What does Catherine suspect General Tilney of doing?

5. What does Catherine find inside the mysterious cabinet in her room in Northanger Abbey?

6. Where is Henry's other home and parsonage, away from Northanger Abbey?

7. What does Catherine plan to do with Henry and Eleanor Tilney until John Thorpe makes her join him for a ride in his carriage?

8. Who does Eleanor marry at the end of the novel?

9. Who causes the break-up between James and Isabella?

10. How old is Henry Tilney?

11. Who tells General Tilney that Catherine is very wealthy, then later tells him she is very poor?

12. What is narration does Austen uses in her novels?

13. Which one of these people is the wealthiest?

14. What does Catherine find of interest in the late Mrs. Tilney's room?

15. Where does Catherine meet Henry?

16. Where does the novel's conclusion take place (primarily)?

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