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. How does May react to Newland's request?
(a) She is shocked
(b) She is depressed
(c) She is reluctant
(d) She is really happy

2. What frustrates Newland about May?
(a) She has a grating laugh
(b) She always relies on the opinions of her parents or him
(c) She wants a bigger engagement ring
(d) She bites her nails

3. Who sends a telegram to Ellen?
(a) Mrs. van der Luyden
(b) Mrs. Welland
(c) May
(d) Janey

4. For what does Newland push?
(a) An elopement
(b) A small wedding
(c) A shorter betrothal
(d) A month-long honeymoon

5. Who does Newland see on his way out of Mrs. Mingott's house?
(a) Ellen Olenska
(b) Mrs. Welland
(c) Regina Beaufort
(d) Mrs. van der Luyden

6. What type of flowers does Newland send Ellen?
(a) Yellow roses
(b) Pink carnations
(c) Purple hyacinths
(d) Blue hydrangeas

7. What does Ellen tell Newland before leaving?
(a) That she expects he will call on her the next evening
(b) That she enjoyed his company at dinner
(c) That she is sorry that they had not met many years ago
(d) That she thinks he is very handsome

8. What is the event of the season?
(a) The Beaufort's ball
(b) Newland and May's wedding
(c) Elaine Astor's wedding
(d) The van der Luyden's ball

9. What does Newland caution Ellen about regarding the divorce?
(a) Public accusations will ensue
(b) It may take a little longer than she thinks
(c) Her husband will never agree to it
(d) She will not get what she deserves

10. What does Ellen tell Newland?
(a) She invites him to dinner
(b) She knew he would come
(c) She wants to proceed with the divorce
(d) She wants him to leave immediately

11. Who does Newland discover is visiting Ellen?
(a) Mr. MacKenzie
(b) Mr. Astor
(c) Mr. Beaufort
(d) Mr. Welland

12. What is the opera being produced as the story begins?
(a) Aida
(b) Oberto
(c) Madame Butterfly
(d) Faust

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

14. What is Newland told when he arrives at Ellen's house?
(a) She has another visitor
(b) She is ill
(c) She went to the theater
(d) She is out and will return soon

15. Who had sent the object in #79?
(a) Count Oleska
(b) Newland Archer
(c) Mr. van der Luyden
(d) Julius Beaufort

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Newland tell Ellen about May?

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

3. What is the law firm's position on the divorce?

4. What does Newland search for the next morning but cannot find?

5. Of what action of Ellen's does Newland approve?

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