AT FIRST SIGHT it may seem strange to study a great work of literature by means of a computer tape but Mansfield Park does not claim to form a substitute for careful reading of the text. What it does, and does well, is provide a large range of questions and answers at secondary school examination level on which a student can be tested.
Areas such as themes, content and characterisation are covered. A series of questions together with very full answers can be called-up on each subject and the student can be tested on the random order while being timed.
For those who learn by being tested, the program would form an excellent revision aid. Minor flaws in the program are that multiple-choice answers are shown singly rather than together, making choice more difficult than is necessary. Also, minor grammatical flaws and spelling mistakes grate in an educational program and it is to be hoped that they will be removed from subsequent editions.
Mansfield Park is produced for the 48K Spectrum by Sussex Software, Townsend, Poulshot, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1SD.