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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does May ask Newland?
(a) If there is another woman in the picture
(b) If they can change their honeymoon destination
(c) If she can get a different engagement ring
(d) If she can get some new clothes

2. Who has filed a petition for divorce in Chapter 11?
(a) Janey Archer
(b) Regina Beaufort
(c) Ellen Olenska
(d) Mrs. Welland

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

4. Where do Newland and May spend the first few days of their marriage?
(a) Skuytercliff
(b) The Patroon House
(c) The Four Seasons
(d) The Ritz

5. What does the telegram say?
(a) The Wellands are returning from their vacation earlier than expected
(b) The Wellands have invited Ellen to visit them in Florida
(c) The Wellands want May to break her engagement to Newland
(d) The Wellands have agreed to let May marry Newland soon

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

7. What social impropriety does Ellen commit at the dinner party?
(a) She drinks from the finger bowl
(b) She doesn't know which fork to use for her salad
(c) She approaches Newland to talk to him instead of being approached by him
(d) She chews with her mouth open

8. What surprises Newland when he arrives at Ellen's the next evening?
(a) The door is locked and the house is dark
(b) She already has guests
(c) She has gone to the theater
(d) She is in bed with a migraine

9. Who is Newland Archer's fiancee?
(a) Janey Welland
(b) Elaine van der Luyden
(c) May Welland
(d) Ellen Olenska

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

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

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

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

14. Where is Ellen when Newland finds her at the beginning of Chapter 15?
(a) Playing the piano
(b) Walking in the snow
(c) Sitting in front of a fire
(d) Reading a book

15. Who occupies Newland's thoughts these days?
(a) Elaine van der Luyden
(b) Regina Beaufort
(c) Janey Archer
(d) Ellen Olenska

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Newland consider his marriage to May to be?

2. Where does Newland go the next day?

3. What angers Newland when he arrives at the answer to #43?

4. What does May suspect about Newland?

5. Where does Newland go the next evening?

(see the answer keys)

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