The Age of Innocence Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Newland consider his marriage to May to be?
(a) A marriage of convenience
(b) A life of passion
(c) The perfect arrangement
(d) A match made in heaven

2. Who hosts the event in Chapter 3?
(a) Countess Ellen Olenska
(b) Julius and Regina Beaufort
(c) Mrs. Manson Mingott
(d) Mrs. Archer

3. Chapter 19 marks the beginning of _____________________.
(a) The Civil War
(b) The Reconstruction
(c) The War of 1812
(d) Book Two

4. What angers Newland when he arrives at the answer to #43?
(a) He has mud on his shoes
(b) He has forgotten his calling cards
(c) He has come on the wrong day
(d) He sees Julius Beaufort

5. Which controversial Mingott family member arrives at the opera?
(a) May Mingott
(b) Countess Ellen Olenska
(c) Janey Welland
(d) Ellen van der Luyden

6. For what reason does Newland approve of the divorce?
(a) Ellen's husband treated her poorly
(b) Ellen's husband has an illegitimate child
(c) Ellen's husband had an affair
(d) Ellen's husband is a gay man

7. Who does Newland visit when he returns to New York?
(a) Mrs. Beaufort
(b) Mrs. Mingott
(c) Mrs. Welland
(d) Mrs. van der Luyden

8. Who interrupts the conversation between Newland and Ellen?
(a) The maid
(b) May Welland
(c) The Duke of St. Austrey
(d) Regina Beaufort

9. How does Ellen Olenska appear to Newland when he sees her at a dinner party?
(a) Tan and energetic
(b) Pale and older than her age
(c) Much younger than she looked before
(d) Tired and drawn

10. What does Newland tell May?
(a) He found them a great apartment
(b) He sent flowers to Ellen
(c) He is going out of town for a few days
(d) He has his wedding guest list finished

11. What does Newland send to Ellen?
(a) A note
(b) Theater tickets
(c) Earrings
(d) Pink roses

12. Who accompanies Newland and May on their betrothal visits?
(a) Countess Olenska
(b) Countess Olenska
(c) Mrs. Welland
(d) Mrs. Archer

13. What is the popular rumor already in existence about Ellen?
(a) She had an illegitimate child
(b) She used to work in burlesque
(c) She ran off with her husband's secretary
(d) She had a sexually transmitted disease

14. In what city is Newland and May's wedding held?
(a) New York
(b) Philadelphia
(c) Boca Raton
(d) Boston

15. What does Newland consider his job to be regarding May?
(a) To buy her a new wardrobe each season
(b) Make sure she cultivates her own opinions and expresses them
(c) To expose her to more of the arts
(d) To provide the biggest house he can

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Newland sitting at the beginning of Chapter 13?

2. Why is Ellen's family pleased with Newland?

3. Who has filed a petition for divorce in Chapter 11?

4. What social impropriety does Ellen commit at the dinner party?

5. What is Newland's objection to handling the divorce?

(see the answer keys)

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