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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of people live in the area where Ellen lives?
(a) Wealthy people
(b) Writers and artists
(c) Black people
(d) Hispanic people

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

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

4. Where does Newland go at the beginning of Chapter 12?
(a) The theater
(b) Ellen's house
(c) His club
(d) The opera

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

6. Where does Newland go the next evening?
(a) The Oak Room
(b) Ellen Olenska's house
(c) His gentleman's club
(d) The opera

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

8. Where do the Wellands go on their annual vacation?
(a) Florida
(b) Hawaii
(c) California
(d) The Bahamas

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

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

11. Where does Newland go the next day?
(a) California
(b) London
(c) Florida
(d) Philadelphia

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

13. With whom did Newland have an affair at one time?
(a) Ellen Olenska
(b) Elaine van der Luyden
(c) Christine Beaufort
(d) A married woman

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Skuytercliff?

2. What type of flowers does Newland send to Ellen that night?

3. In what city does the story take place?

4. What is the general consensus about Countess Olenska?

5. Who is the main character who arrives late at the opera?

(see the answer keys)

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