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

2. Who has been asked to handle the divorce case?
(a) Mr. van der Luyden
(b) Julius Beaufort
(c) Mr. Welland
(d) Newland Archer

3. Who do the van der Luydens agree to include in an upcoming dinner party?
(a) Newland and May
(b) The Astors
(c) Countess Olenska
(d) The Beauforts

4. Ellen's aunt tells her that someone has sent her ______________________.
(a) a necklace
(b) a bouquet
(c) a new hat
(d) theater tickets

5. Ellen sends Newland a letter asking him _________________________________.
(a) to visit her the following night
(b) to start the divorce proceedings
(c) to stop sending the flowers
(d) to give her some advice on investments

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

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

8. Why is Ellen's family pleased with Newland?
(a) He helped Ellen find a house
(b) He sends flowers to Ellen
(c) He helped Ellen with her finances
(d) He has convinced Ellen to drop the divorce

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

10. What convinces May that Newland wants to marry her?
(a) He gets down on one knee
(b) He cries when she questions him
(c) He tells her he will do anything she wants
(d) He denies any allegations

11. What question does Ellen ask of Newland?
(a) If his firm will handle her divorce
(b) Whether his engagement to May is a love match
(c) If he will help her find a house
(d) If he will sit by her at dinner

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

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

14. Ellen sends Newland a note saying that she "ran away" to "______________________."
(a) think things over
(b) get a tan
(c) read some books
(d) meditate and write

15. What does Ellen do when Newland asks her to stop the divorce petition?
(a) She abruptly agrees with him
(b) She says she will hire a different attorney
(c) She storms out of the room
(d) She asks Newland to leave

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Newland ask Mrs. Mingott to do?

2. Who dines at the Archer household the night after the ball?

3. What does Newland tell May?

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

5. What does Newland pressure May to do?

(see the answer keys)

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